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UPDATE: Joseph Sparks Killed in Tractor-Trailer Accident in Clark, Washington

CLARK, WA — One man has died after a three-vehicle accident that happened in Clark County, Washington on Friday, May 9th, 2014, according to a news report from The Columbian.

Authorities say 27-year-old Joseph Sparks was killed when the vehicle he was driving collided with a U-Haul and a tractor-trailer while driving on Highway 14 on Friday morning.

Scene of the Accident



Paramedics pronounced Joseph Sparks dead on the scene when they arrived. No Other injuries were reported after the accident.

Officials from the Washington State Police were investigating the crash at the time of writing.


People in multi-vehicle accidents may wonder how fault is determined, and what they can do for themselves. In many states, there is a system of contributory negligence or comparative fault that helps alleviate the duties of victims and police by taking the guesswork from them. A jury is provided evidence and does their best to hand out fault and responsibility using a percentage point value system. If I cause half of an accident that causes ten dollars in damages, I am then responsible for five dollars. Granted, this is an oversimplification, but it may help people understand the chaotic situation they find themselves in.

–Grossman Law Offices

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