A Seattle woman who was seriously injured by an allegedly drunk and high speeding driver has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the man's estate.

Personal Injury Lawsuit Filed By Seattle Woman After Horrific Accident


Posted on Apr 30, 2011

A Seattle, Washington, woman has filed a personal injury lawsuit against a man’s estate two years after a horrific car accident left her seriously injured. At the same time, the family of two sisters killed in the same car accident have filed wrongful death lawsuits against the same man’s estate.

The fatal car accident took place in August of 2009, when multiple witnesses claimed to see 24-year-old Matthew Stoto driving an estimated 100 miles per hours in the seconds before the collision. The accident, which took place at a busy intersection, involved multiple cars and led to a number of deaths and injuries. Stoto was killed in the crash, as were sisters Viola Halamicek and Concetta Kotch. The Seattle resident, Amanda Williams suffered serious injures in the car accident, including cracked ribs, serious lacerations, a severed leg tendon, a broken ankle, and a broken kneecap.

Police at the scene said that it was one of the worst accidents they had responded to – one of the Kotch sisters bled to death after her legs were separated from her body while the other died while being airlifted to the hospital. Stoto’s car burst into flames and his body burned.

An autopsy revealed that Stoto had both alcohol and drugs in his system.

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