Two people were injured in a Highway 169 head-on Maple Valley car accident on Wednesday.
The Seattle Times reports that the driver of a southbound vehicle lost control and crossed the centerline line, causing the head-on collision.
A third vehicle was also involved in the accident.
Both drivers involved in the head-on collision were taken to area hospitals and are expected to recover.
Head-on car collisions result in the highest number of fatalities because the combined forces are so high. Although head-on car accidents account for about two percent of crashes, they account for more than 10 percent of fatal automobile accidents.
Property damage is also usually very high with most vehicles declared a total loss by the insurance companies. For example, if both vehicles are traveling at 50mph, the combined speed equals 100mph. Head-on collisions are often caused when vehicles are passing, speeding or driver inattention.
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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