Road Kill


The count this week in Whatcom County, WA:

Unidentified – 3

Sorry, I could not tell what each one was. They were about the size of cats or squirrels, but it was dark and I just could not tell.

If you think only non-humans are killed on our highways, read the following data, taken from the law firm located in Seattle, Scott McDonald.

“Car and Truck Accidents
Washington State roads and highways see over 290,000 motor vehicle accidents and over 560 deaths every year, the vast majority of those involving car or truck drivers and their passengers.  With numbers like this, there’s a good chance that you or someone close to you will be involved in a traffic collision in your lifetime.  In these tough economic times, you may need legal help to get the compensation you deserve for serious auto accident injuries like broken bones, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord damage, or severe whiplash.  The attorneys at Scott McDonald and Associates will stand up for your rights against the tight-fisted insurance companies and their aggressive lawyers. “

“Pedestrian Accidents
Few people consider the dangers of simply walking down or across a street, but according to the Washington State Department of Transportation over 2,000 pedestrians and roadway workers are injured every year.  Unfortunately a majority of pedestrians struck by a motor vehicle will sustain an injury – sometimes quite severe – and if you’re one of them, you may be wondering if you need legal help.  Scott McDonald and Associates can help you determine if an attorney will improve your chances of securing the compensation you’ll need to recover from your injuries.”

Scott is looking for clients, of course, but his statistics ought to make you think. Pay attention when anywhere near a road.

Hamster report