Washington on track for ‘historically deadly year’ with traffic crashes

BY: - August 31, 2023

Last year was the deadliest on Washington roadways in over three decades. Figures released this week show this year could be worse. Crashes claimed the lives of 417 people through July 31, according to initial data from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission. During the same time frame last year, 413 people died in vehicle collisions. […]

18 dead in crashes on Washington roads since last weekend

BY: - July 20, 2023

It’s been a deadly stretch of days on the state’s roads, with at least 18 people killed in vehicle crashes since last weekend, according to the Washington State Patrol. The law enforcement agency said Thursday that, last weekend alone, 15 people died in traffic collisions. Those incidents included a Tacoma wreck that claimed six lives […]

Pedestrian deaths in Washington declined in 2022, report finds

BY: - June 22, 2023

While pedestrian deaths rose by 1% from 2021 to 2022 across the country, Washington state’s pedestrian fatalities dropped by nearly 10%, from 141 deaths in 2021 to 130 deaths in 2022. However, the state is still seeing more pedestrian deaths than in 2019 and 2020.  The report, from the Governors Highway Safety Association, relies on […]