The Yakima Herald reports that a Bellevue man was injured after being involved in a motor vehicle accident on Interstate 90 near Easton.
According to the report, Kirk Ferrier, 44, was taken to Snoqualmie Valley Hospital with undisclosed injuries.
The accident occurred when Ferrier, driving five miles east of Easton lost control of his 1999 Volkswagen Passat, hit a barrier and when his vehicle reentered the lane, hit a vehicle driven by Christopher Brooks, 21, of Kent. Brooks’ was not injured in the accident.
Ferrier was cited for driving too fast for road conditions.
The article did not say what the road conditions were at the time of the accident but with the weather we have had in Western and Central Washington recently, the roads have been icy.
Washington state motor vehicle code RCW 46.61.400 sets forth basic rules and maximum limits for speed. It states:
No person shall drive a vehicle on a highway at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions and having regard to the actual and potential hazards then existing. In every event speed shall be so controlled as may be necessary to avoid colliding with any person, vehicle or other conveyance on or entering the highway in compliance with legal requirements and the duty of all persons to use due care.
The best advice for driving on icy roads is:
- Slow down and leave plenty of room to stop. Leave three times space more than usual between your vehicle and the one in front of you.
- Apply brakes gently.
- Turn on lights so you are visible to other drivers.
- Use low gears, especially on hills.
- Do be especially careful on bridges.
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