Two teenage girls from Yelm were critically injured in a car accident this morning when the car they were driving crossed the center line and ran head-on into an oncoming truck. The car accident occurred on Morris Road, south of 110th Avenue in Yelm around 7am.
The girls, both 16 years of age, were identified as Skye Calhoun, the driver, and Alexandria Bachmeier, the passenger. Both girls were airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle where Calhoun was listed in critical condition and Bachmeier was upgraded to serious condition.
The truck driver, Matthew L. Benson of McKenna, was reportedly not injured.
According to a report in The Tacoma News Tribune, Bachmeier was driving too fast for the wet road conditions and crossed the center line where the road curves.
The risk of a car accident is the highest in a person’s first year of driving. Inexperience is the leading factor in most car accidents involving teenagers. In Washington state, a graduated driver’s license was instituted to help protect teen drivers. One of the rules of the graduated license is that for the first six months after licensing, a driver cannot drive without a passenger under the age of 20 that is not a member of the driver’s own family.
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 car accidents and the family of those killed. With our help, you may recover compensation for your damages.