RENTON – Even inside a building, no one is guaranteed safety from car accidents.
Police reported that just before 11 o’clock in the morning of Wednesday, an 80-year-old driver crashed her Buick sedan into an office. The car slammed into a building in Renton which killed a woman in an insurance office as she was pinned under the car. The Fire department medics tried to revive the victim but she was declared dead at the scene.
The Renton Fire and Emergency Services responded to a call at 10:41 o’clock in the morning. It was about a car that crashed into a building at 45 Logan Avenue South. When they arrived at the scene, they found an older woman pinned under a white sedan.
After freeing her, they performed CPR; however, she did not respond and was pronounced dead shortly after 11:30 a.m. The King County Medical Examiner and a Chaplain were called to the scene.
Officials had not yet released her age or name and they did not know if the victim was a customer or an employee. The driver of the car, also a woman, wasn’t hurt.
Due to the crash, one block of Logan Avenue South was closed for more than an hour that Wednesday morning.
According to Bob Turner, manager of Walt’s Auto Car, countless accidents have happened at this intersection as cars often crashed into that building on the corner and into the sub shop.
Jim Dawson was not aware of the impact, but he heard the sirens. He said that he always avoid ed that intersection unless he had to go straight down to The Landing.
Dawson is the owner of the building just across the street, at 58 Logan Avenue South that contained his business, the Industrial Systems Laboratory, and Jamie Dawson’s business Creative Arts Counseling.
Jamie Dawson agrees that Airport and Logan is a pretty dangerous intersection. People blow through the light at 40 mph and the poor sub shop gets hit at least once or twice a year.
Car Accident victims may be entitled to financial compensation for pain and suffering in addition to economic damages.
Please consult with an experienced Washington, D.C. car accident lawyer.