A Washington State Trooper stopped a wrong-way driver in Seattle with his cruiser in order to prevent a more serious car accident from taking place.

Washington State Trooper Crashes Into Wrong-Way Driver on Highway 520


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10/18/2012
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There is perhaps nothing more frightening or dangerous than a wrong-way driver on Seattle’s highways and interstates. These drivers are often confused or under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and many wrong-way driving incidents end in high-speed collisions, causing serious injuries, property damage, and fatalities.

Recently, a wrong-way driver in Seattle was stopped before he could cause serious damage. A Washington State Trooper, who was responding to reports of the dangerous driver, drove into the path of the vehicle to prevent a more serious car accident.

According to local news sources, trooper Andrew Boyer received a call about a wrong-way driver on Highway 520 who was driving eastbound in the westbound lanes of the road. The 27-year-old police officer told reporters that he chose a path that would most likely stop the car while producing minimum damage.

After striking the police cruiser, the driver of the wrong-way vehicle, a 26-year-old Seattle man, continued driving his disabled car in the wrong direction. A short time later the driver drove onto the shoulder, exited the vehicle, and fled on foot. Authorities were able to quickly apprehend and arrest the man. Police believe he was under the influence of alcohol and may have been unaware of his actions.


We applaud the brave actions of Andrew Boyer, who may well have prevented a serious injury or death by putting himself in danger. We’re thankful that he was not seriously injured in the collision and that he will continue to serve and protect the people of Washington State.

Washington State personal injury lawyer Andrew Kim has the experience and knowledge you need to get the compensation and justice you deserve after a Seattle traffic accident. Kim offers free, private case evaluations to those who have been seriously injured in a car accident. Call today to schedule a consultation: 800-636-3676.





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