According to the report, the teenage boy was driving a Chevy Neon in the left-hand lane on I-405 when he swerved in to the path of a Chevy Suburban to avoid slowing traffic. He was struck by the Suburban which caused his Neon to spin and it was broadsided at the driver’s door by a Honda.
The Suburban driver was Peter Gradwohl of Mountlake Terrace; he was treated at Overlake Medical Center. The Honda driver was Shelly Keene of Renton, who suffered only minor injuries according to the report.
Police said that traffic had slowed due to a previous accident on the highway. Sometimes in tragic accidents like this, driver inexperience can be a factor.
In 2009, there were 3,466 teenagers killed in car accidents. This number was 60 percent fewer fatalities than in 2008 according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.
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.
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