1 Hospitalized in Yakima County Auto Accident on US Route 97 and Branch Road
YAKIMA COUNTY, WA (June 22, 2021) – Monday morning, a girl sustained injuries after a two-vehicle crash on US Route 97 and Branch Road.
According to the Washington State Patrol, the incident happened at around 8:25 a.m. Moreover, it occurred at the intersection of US Route 97 and Branch Road.
Reports revealed that an eastbound 2007 Ford Explorer attempted to make a left turn towards the northbound lanes of U.S. 97 from Branch Road. Then, the Ford driver, a 17-year-old girl from Wapato failed to yield the right of way.
Furthermore, a northbound 2002 Volvo S80 traveling on State Route 97 crashed into the Ford at the intersection.
Moreover, responders transported the 17-year-old to Astria Toppenish Hospital for treatment. The teen will be facing charges for driving without a valid operator license and/or insurance and for failure to yield the right of way.
Meanwhile, the 21-year-old driver of the Volvo will also be facing charges for not having a valid operator license and/or insurance.
Also, towing crews cleared both vehicles involved in the crash from the scene.
The incident is under investigation.
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What Crash Victims Can Do After the Incident
For those involved in a crash, it is important to have an independent investigation held to better protect your rights. Thus, hiring the right firm, which has the resources to spend, can make all the difference in getting the compensation you deserve.
“We can secure evidence in your favor, request additional information, get vital eyewitness accounts, and review insurance coverage you are entitled to that may not be common knowledge. Having an experienced attorney fighting on your behalf at such a delicate time in your life will make all the difference,” says Mark Sweet of Sweet Lawyers.
Sweet Lawyers have been pursuing justice for over 40 years, fighting and advocating for families continuously. Moreover, our team will guide you every step of the way to ensure that you and your loved ones receive the justice and compensation that you deserve. With us, you can be assured that your auto accident case will be well taken care of. Thus, call our office today at (800) 674-7852 for a free consultation with a legal professional.