The families of two teens seriously injured in a Marysville car accident in October 2011 have taken the first steps in filing a personal injury lawsuit against Snohomish County. The two families believe that the vehicle accident would never have happened if not for the poor design of the road where the crash took place.
Marysville Getchell High School cross county running teammates 16-year-old Juan Mendoza, 16-year-old Lars Kundu and 17-year-old Andy Vavrousek, were headed out for Slurpees before practice when Mendoza, the driver, lost control on 108th Street NE near 83rd Avenue NE. The car ran off of the road and crashed into a number of trees, killing Mendoza and injuring the other two boys.
The families of the teens maintain that the accident should never have happened – if only Snohomish County had recognized that the steep slope in the road was extremely dangerous.
While the investigation into why the Washington car accident
took place continues, the families of the boys say that a privately hired traffic engineer found that the slope should not be driven at over 18 miles per hour – despite the current 35 mile per hour speed limit. The intersection was altered shortly before the accident took place, solving some safety issues, but creating others.
While drivers are often assumed to be the cause of car accidents, it is vital to remember that poor road design can absolutely cause crashes. If you believe your car accident injuries were caused by negligent road design or dangerous road conditions, speak with a Seattle personal injury attorney today at Andrew Kim Law Firm 425-289-1990 or 1-800-636-3676.
Category: Car Accidents
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