The Columbian reported that a mother and her daughter were killed and five other people travelling in other cars were injured in an accident on I-5 near Vancouver. Patricia Smith, 54, and her daughter Kathy Marie Smith, 35, died in the crash. The Washington State Patrol said Clayton C. Wayman, 59, of Olympia was speeding when he rear-ended Smith’s Toyota causing her car to careen into the southbound lanes. Washington State Patrol said that no arrests or citations were made at the scene.
Most automobile accidents are caused by a person’s negligent or reckless actions. Many times car accidents result in serious injury such as traumatic brain injury, spinal cord damage or, in this case, even death.
If you or a family member is seriously injured or if a loved one is killed in a car accident, you should consult a personal injury attorney. The Farber Law Group has over 30 years experience in handling automobile accident cases. Please contact us for more information and to schedule a free consultation.