Waiting at a bus stop is generally not considered to be a dangerous activity, but a Bellevue woman recently had a different experience. While waiting for a bus, the woman was struck and pinned to the bus stop bench by a pickup truck trying to make a left turn against traffic. Given the nature of the accident and the potential for catastrophic injury, the victim has proclaimed herself to be "lucky."
One of the most controversial police tactics is the high-speed chase. Opponents of the tactic say that high speed chases endanger other motorists and do not increase the number of arrests. Police supporters argue that such chases are a necessary arrow in the policeman's law enforcement quiver. Opponents of high-speed chases received some support for their position when a high-speed police chase resulted in a wrong-way collision and five injured people near Snoqualmie.
There is a certain trust among Washington drivers. You and other motor vehicle operators mutually trust that each other is carrying the proper level of auto insurance. Auto insurance doesn’t exist with the expectation that you will have an accident; it exists in case you have an accident.