A man in his 20’s was killed and two other men also in their 20’s were injured when the car they were riding in struck a guard rail on the 12th Avenue Bridge around 3:00am Saturday morning according to KOMO News, One dead in early morning Seattle car accident.
Seattle Police are investigating the cause of the accident but said that the man that was killed was a passenger riding in the rear seat. No details have been divulged on whether he was wearing a seat belt.
The driver and the front seat passenger were taken to Harborview Medical Center.
While details are sketchy about this accident, people are speculating whether alcohol, drugs or speeding were factors in this single car accident. Fixed object crashes are more likely to involve male drivers and statistics tell us that often alcohol is involved.
Car accidents in which a motor vehicle leaves a lane of travel and strikes a fixed object such as a barrier, utility pole, tree or other type of fixed object is one of the deadliest types of motor vehicle accidents. In fact, nearly 20% of all people killed in a motor vehicle accident involved a vehicle leaving their lane of travel and striking a fixed object.
It is indeed tragic when a car full of young people runs off the road and strikes an object. The following factors for these types of accidents include:
- Alcohol and/or drugs
- Driver inattention
- Driver drowsiness
- Poor visibility
- Driving too fast for prevailing road conditions
- Driver inexperience
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation Fatality Analysis Reporting System, more than 7,000 people were killed in motor vehicle accidents in which a vehicle struck a fixed object in 2011 and these types of accidents account for between 19 and 23% of all fatal car accidents.
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