Wrong-way driver killed after abandoning his car on Highway 509 in Burien

A 31-year-old man from Federal Way who was driving his car the wrong way on Highway 509, was hit by several vehicles and was killed after he abandoned his car on the highway after being involved in a Burien car accident that injured three other people.

The Seattle Times reports that that the man was hit by four or five vehicles after he abandoned his vehicle and jumped over the median in an attempt to flee.

Exactly where the man entered the freeway is unclear but he hit a Ford Explorer head-on just south of South 128th street. The Explorer spun around and collided with an Acura driven by a 47-year-old man from Seattle.

The driver of the Explorer, a 31-year-old Tukwila woman, suffered critical injures in the accident and was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Her two passengers, both from Seattle, suffered serious injuries. The driver of the Acura and his female passenger were taken to the hospital after complaining of chest pains.

Wrong way car accidents are some of the most horrific. Often they are caused by drunken drivers who head the wrong way up a freeway or ramp.

This information is provided by Seattle Car Accident Lawyer blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured in motor vehicle accidents and the family of those killed. With our help, you may recover compensation for your damages.

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