In many instances car accidents in Seattle are due to the behavior of the person behind the wheel. This is by mo means the only cause of motor vehicle accidents however. Sometimes things in the environment, such as the design of a roadway, are to blame.
Some Washington residents are claiming this is at the root of several recent accidents that occurred on a portion of Highway 2. Referred to by some as "The Highway of Death," the portion of the road between Everett and Stevens Pass was reportedly the site of three car crashes characterized as serious in less than a week. In total, since 1999, it has been the scene of 60 fatal accidents. Since, 2008, 15 fatal crashes have occurred.