Two women suffered injuries in a head-on crash on southbound Interstate 5 in Bellingham, Washington, late Saturday, July 6. According to the Washington State Patrol, 23-year old woman of Blaine was driving northbound in the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 in a 2008 Volkswagen Jetta when she hit a 2013 Honda Civic driven by a 22-year old resident of Bellingham head-on.
Troopers transported both the drivers to nearby hospital for treatment for non-life threatening injuries. The crash caused I-5 to be closed for about four hours starting around 11:30 p.m. July 6. Authorities arrested the driver of the Volkswagen Jetta for vehicular assault as alcohol or drugs are likely a factor in the crash.
There can be endless causes for car accidents. A major contributing factor to auto accidents is often human fault. Unfortunately, people can only control their own actions and not those of other drivers on the road. Bad conduct like speeding, reckless driving, distracted driving and driving under influence can lead to serious road mishaps. Such conduct may cause catastrophic accidents involving life-threatening injuries, damage and even deaths.
It is the responsibility of all drivers to drive safely, abide by the traffic laws and appreciate the rights of other motorists and pedestrians on the roadway. Washington State has enacted wide range of traffic laws for safety of citizens that all drivers must obey. If a driver violated any of these laws, and the violation caused someone to suffer injuries, the victim may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit in order to seek compensation for the damages they incurred due to the crash.