Several People Injured in Tacoma Multi-Vehicle Crash on East 72nd Street
TACOMA, WA (November 22, 2020) – Recently, injuries were reported in a multi-vehicle accident on East 72nd Street and McKinley Avenue.
The incident happened at about 3:00 p.m. on East 72nd Street and McKinley Avenue, south of Tacoma.
According to the police, the suspect vehicle headed north on McKinley Avenue while speeding. Then, it crashed into a minivan that had stopped at a light. Afterward, the minivan struck a sedan.
Reports revealed that the suspect car continued driving until it sideswiped another vehicle. As a result, the suspect vehicle overturned onto the railroad tracks and caught fire.
The authorities confirmed that responders tool a male driver and a female passenger to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Meanwhile, the other three vehicles had one occupant each. All of them suffered minor injuries and didn’t require hospitalization.
Furthermore, the authorities shut down the intersection during the investigation.
A crash involving multiple vehicles can happen in congested roads, busy streets, and intersections. Moreover, it is important to drive defensively and abide by all driving laws. Thus, you can ensure your safety and the safety of surrounding vehicles, motorists, and pedestrians.
Dealing with Similar Incidents
Accidents can leave you or your passengers severely injured, disfigured, and permanently disabled. Common events on the road can just as swiftly become safety hazards.
To avoid being involved in a multi-vehicle accident, a driver must aim high in steering. Don’t make your steering adjustments based on what is directly in front of you. But rather what is down the road. If the road is winding to the right, for example, look as far into the turn as possible. This will improve your safety and make your turns smoother.
Also, the most valuable step you can take in response to a vehicle crash is hiring a personal injury attorney. Personal injury attorneys prioritize your recovery. At the same time, securing your future from further losses a severe accident can bring.
“A common misconception is that personal injury lawyers don’t care. That is simply not true. Injury lawyers care about and want justice for their clients. Also, 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.
If you or a loved one has recently been involved in a similar multi-vehicle accident, you do not have to face the aftermath alone. Our attorneys will guide you through every step of the way. Also, we are here to assure that you receive the justice and compensation that you deserve. Call our offices today at (800) 674 7852 for a free consultation with a professional in your area.