Tukwila wrong way driving accident on Interstate 5 injures 6

Just a few days ago we wrote about a Washington wrong way driver who drove nearly 17 miles on Interstate 5 before police were able to stop her. In that wrong way driving incident, no one was injured.

Unfortunately, another wrong-way driver – again on Interstate 5 – has been involved in an accident early Sunday morning, this time sending 6 people to the hospital.

This wrong-way accident occurred on Interstate 5 in Tukwila near the South center exit around 3:30am when the wrong-way driver collided head-on with a car with 5 teenagers on board.

All but one of the injured were taken to Valley Medical Center. The most seriously injured was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle according to KOMO News.

Police suspect that the wrong-way driver was under the effects of alcohol at the time of the accident.

In the other wrong way driving incident, Pamela Drawsby a 60-year-old retired teacher from Olympia, drove at high speeds of up to 100 mph. The Highway Patrol reports that her blood alcohol content (BAC) at the time she was arrested was 0.12 percent. They also believe that she may have been under the influence of prescription medications. Drawsby has entered a not guilty plea.

Head-On Car Accidents

When two cars collide head-on, the results are often deadly. The combined force of two vehicles colliding at 50mph usually totals both vehicles.. Often, the results are deadly.


Head-on car accidents often leave the victims severely injured. Common injuries include traumatic brain injury, fractures, spinal cord injury, whiplash injury, and blunt-force trauma injuries to internal organs. These type of serious injuries can leave the victims disabled or require a lengthy rehabilitation process.

Know Your Rights

If you or a close family member have been seriously injured, or a family member killed, in a Washington motor vehicle accident, you are advised to consult an experienced Seattle personal injury attorney. A personal injury attorney will make sure your rights are protected and that your claims provides you with the maximum compensation for your damages.

If you are a passenger in a car involved in a two-car collision, you are entitled to file claims against both driver’s insurance policies.

The Farber Law Group, a Bellevue personal injury attorney law firm, has more than 30 years experience representing victims with serious personal injuries and families of those who have died with their wrongful death claims. We provide a free and confidential case evaluation.

Contact The Farber Law Group at 1-800-244-9087 or attorney@hgfarber.com to schedule a free and confidential case evaluation. We have offices in Bellevue to assist you.

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