The Seattle Times reports that a Metro bus hit a pickup truck that ran a stop sign near Green Lake, at the intersection of Linden Avenue North and North 67th Street on Monday afternoon around 4:15 pm. Several people were hospitalized with neck and back injuries.
According to the report, the bus T-boned the truck which knocked several cars into a yard and toppled a fence.
Neck and back injuries are common in motor vehicle accidents. Some people call it “whiplash” which is not a medical diagnosis but is a descriptive term that refers to a hyperflexion/hyperextension injury or a cervical strain/sprain. When a person is injured in a car accident or bus accident, the impact sometimes snaps the head backwards. This can cause neck muscles to be ripped, stretched and torn. Sometimes the injured person does not feel any pain for a few days. That is why we recommend not making any statements or signing away your rights to an insurance company until the shock of the accident has worn off and you really know that you are ok.
If you do experience pain so severe that you have to be treated by a physician, you should consider contacting a knowledgeable personal injury attorney as well. A personal injury attorney can insure your rights are protected and help you recover compensation for your medical costs and for pain and suffering.
This information has been brought to you by Seattle Car Accident attorney, a service of The Farber Law Group. We have more than 30 years experience representing car accident victims throughout Western Washington and the Pacific Northwest.
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