On Thursday morning a woman driving an Aerostar Van attempted to cross Highway 12 near Salkum, made an improper turn and was hit by a log truck.
The driver of the Aerostar Van, Cristen L. Boling, 28, suffered head and internal injuries as a result of the collision. She remains in serious condition at Harborview Medical Center.
The truck driver, Robert Kiser, 37, did not suffer serious injuries as a result of the accident.
In many instances the at-fault driver suffers serious injuries and the driver who was not at-fault is not injured or suffers minor injuries. Even though there is a disparity in injuries, the driver who was not at fault still has claims that should be pursued against the at-fault driver’s insurance company. For instance, we have represented a number of truckers who have been involved in head on accidents. While they have not suffered physical injuries, they have suffered PTSD, time loss and property damages.
For more information on this subject, please refer to our section on Tractor-trailer accidents.