2 People Hurt in Fatal Traffic Collision on State Route 97
Toppenish, WA (June 20, 2023) On Sunday morning, 38-year-old Sara Bassett of Chico, California died after a 2-vehicle crash on Highway 97 near milepost 53.
According to the Washington State Patrol (WSP), the fatal traffic collision happened just before noon 10 miles south of the Toppenish city limits.
Reports say that Bassett was driving a southbound vehicle that crossed to the opposite lane and collided with another vehicle.
2 Yakima residents were on the other vehicle, describes as people over 70, were taken to Multicare Memorial Hospital with unspecified injuries.
Authorities are investigating the fatal traffic collision.
Sweet Lawyers express sympathies to the bereaved family of Sara Bassett. Our hearts are with you through these trying times. We also wish the injured parties a quick recovery.
Collisions Could Happen Any Minute
Traffic safety continues to be a life-and-death matter. As a matter of fact, a person dies in a vehicle accident every couple of hours.
Driving your children to school, going to the market, or driving to fill up on gas should not be a life-and-death matter. Even so, the likelihood of car accidents continues to rise.
Moreover, preventing traffic incidents like the 2-vehicle crash on Highway 97 is a shared responsibility. It is vital to keep an eye out for those who are on the road with you. Your safety on the road is never guaranteed; however, knowledge is a powerful tool.
What Should the Crash Victims Do?
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, who 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.