Layton Baxter Injured in Accident on Blue Bridge, Joshua Smith Facing Charges
Kennewick, WA (UPDATE) – On Saturday afternoon, Layton Baxtersustained injuries in a motorcycle accident on the Blue Bridge.
The crash occurred just before 4:00 p.m. in the northbound lanes. Furthermore, the authorities confirmed that the incident caused injuries.
Meanwhile, both the Kennewick Police Department and Washington State Patrol responded to the scene.
According to Kennewick Police, the crash involved motorcycles, and responders transported the patients to the hospital.
Furthermore, they added that the crash led to a traffic back up to Yelm. The authorities diverted the traffic to Columbia Drive.
Moreover, the authorities advised the public to avoid the area while first responders worked at the scene.
In total, three individuals sustained injuries in the collision, including 18-year-old Layton Baxter.
Joshua D. Smith, 21, of Kennewick, is facing negligent driving charges as a result of the incident.
Whenever you are behind the wheel, it is your responsibility to follow all traffic laws. In addition, make sure to avoid distractions that can lead to dangerous collisions. By doing so, you can help keep yourself and others around you safe.
The Rising Numbers of Auto Accident in the US
According to the United States Department of Transportation, there are approximately 300,000 merging accidents every year.
Roadways, while scrupulously created and mapped for efficient travel, are one of the most dangerous settings.
As common of an occurrence as they are, many people do not suspect what follows in the event of a car crash.
The most valuable step you can take in response to a vehicle crash is hiring a personal injury attorney.
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