Illegal U-turn cause of Cle Elum-area two car accident

Four people were injured in a Cle Elum two-car accident when one driver made an improper U-turn, causing a collision.

The 2-car accident occurred on State Route 9720 near State Route 10. According to the Yakima Herald-Republic, Bruce L. Rockoff, 43, of University Place, attempted to make a U-turn in his Honda CRV and collided with a Toyota 4-Runner driven by James O. Kukuk, 44, of Cle Elum who was following him.

Injured in the car accident were Rockoff who suffered a hand injury. Kukuk suffered neck, back and shoulder injuries. Two of Kukuk’s passengers were also injured including Tatyana I. Hommell who suffered arm and leg injuries and Linda M. Cromheecke who suffered arm and neck injuries.

Rockoff was charged with making an illegal U-turn. Washington state vehicle code RCW 46.61.295 “U turns” states that the driver of any vehicle shall not turn such vehicle so as to proceed in the opposite direction unless such movement can be made in safety and without interfering with other traffic.

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 cause by the negligence of another person. With our help, you can obtain civil justice.

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