Two hospitalized after Stevens Pass head-on car accident

Two people were injured in a head-on collision on Stevens Pass on Saturday evening around 5:19pm.

According to the Washington State Patrol, the car accident occurred 25 miles west of Coles Corner when a car driven by Mark E. Stansfield, 61, of Quincy, crossed over the centerline and hit a Hyundai driven by Matthew A. Zastoupil, 35, of Stanwood.

Injured in the accident was Renee Zastoupil, who was a passenger in the Hyundai. Stansfield was also injured.

Head-on collisions can often have devastating consequences because of the high forces involved. These types of accidents often result in serious injuries and sometimes even death. Injuries are often a lot worse when there are two mismatched vehicles involved such as a semi truck and a passenger vehicle. Head-on collisions account for only 2% of all traffic accidents but result in 10% of car accident deaths.

Head-On collisions are usually caused by negligent driving. Over the years, we have seen many head-on collisions on Highway 2 including on Stevens Pass. In fact there have been more than 20 “crossover” accidents involving fatalities on this section of Highway 2 since 1999. These can be caused when a driver is speeding and fails to negotiate a curve on the road, while passing, or when a driver is drowsy and drifts into the other lane.

Injuries in head-on collisions can be very serious including head injury, fractures, whiplash, lacerations or internal injuries.

The Farber Law Group has helped hundreds of families who have suffered due to head-on motor vehicle collisions. We will work hard to help you obtain compensation for the associated costs of your accident including medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering and the cost of care.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a head on collision, contact us today. We will give your case the individual attention it deserves.

Contact The Farber Law Group at 1-800-244-9087 or attorney@hgfarber.com to schedule a free and confidential case evaluation. Our Bellevue office is here to assist you.

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