Roads Closed in Chelan Auto Accident on Highway 97A at Knapps Hill Tunnel
CHELAN, WA (January 6, 2021) – On Monday, authorities shut down Highway 97A after a vehicle crash at Knapps Hill Tunnel.
According to Manson Volunteer Fire Association, a pair of vehicle-crash occurred because of a slick roadway and near whiteout conditions on Highway 97A near Knapps Hill.
Authorities stopped traffic between Chelan and Entiat and advised motorists to avoid the area and find alternate routes.
Emergency crews also responded to an accident on Highway 2 in Pine Canyon between Orondo and Waterville after a report of injuries at the scene.
State Patrol advised everyone to take alternate routes like Badger Mountain or McNeal Canyon Road.
Due to the high chance of injury or death in an accident, extreme caution should be taken whenever you drive. Also, drive cautiously and always expect the unexpected.
What’s Next after a Crash
As common of an occurrence as they are, many people do not suspect what follows in the event of a crash.
When driving, scan the road 1/2 mile to a full mile ahead to check whether there’s a possible hazard. Our bodies weren’t designed to travel at 50mph. Also, we were designed for speeds of less than 10mph. Thus, you need to learn to consciously break that instinct and focus farther ahead
Mark Sweet, a personal injury attorney at Sweet Lawyers, says that serious car accident cases may call for a separate investigation. Furthermore, an experienced attorney can spearhead this investigation and fight on behalf of the injured party. A lawyer will make sure victims are not cheated of the proper compensation they are owed.
“We are driven by the desire to make our clients whole again,” says Steve Baric of Sweet Lawyers, an attorney practicing for over 40 years.
We encourage you to speak with us today if you have suffered injuries in a auto accident. At Sweet Lawyers, we understand the impact of accidents on victims, and the financial difficulties they have to go through. Our seasoned personal injury lawyers will provide you with the best legal representation and guide you every step of the way until we win your case. With over 44 years of experience in the legal field, we know how to tackle your suit from all angles. For more information, call us today at (800) 674 7852.