Benton City, Washington – Car Goes Airborne, Falls Down Steep Ravine
Posted on Thursday, April 11th, 2019 at 8:01 am
Benton City, Washington (April 9, 2019) – The driver of a car was relatively uninjured despite his vehicle going airborne and rolling down the steep slope of a ravine near the area of Acord Road and Northeast Roza Road. Responding deputies said that the driver was able to walk away from the crash scene.
Responding deputies came onto the scene on Tuesday morning after reports of a car off the runway. When they arrived, they found a demolished car at the base of the ravine. The vehicle had rolled several times over the slope and landed on its top. There has been no information regarding the cause of the crash.
About Vehicle Accidents
It is very fortunate that the driver in this case did not suffer any serious injuries. The injuries from a rollover crash can include broken bones, head and spinal injuries. This type of accident usually happens when the vehicle goes off-balance after trying to turn on high speeds, causing it to shift to its side. Depending on the momentum, the car can roll over several times and may come to rest on its top or on its side, and when this happens, occupants might need outside help to exit the vehicle. Cars that are more susceptible to rollover accidents are lighter cars with a high gravity center, though it should be noted any car can roll over given the circumstance.
Unfortunately, vehicle accidents are common and may happen more frequently than you think. In 2017, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) have reported a total of 120, 993 car accidents. Of those accidents, 525 were fatal and 34, 311 were possible or suspected of injuries. It must be noted that in Seattle in particular, the fairly mountainous geography and surrounding water has created for a road situation which includes many tunnels, bridges, hills and narrow roads that can lead to car accidents. We urge all drivers to practice caution while out on the streets. As was the situation in this accident, be especially careful on late hours, especially if the road is lacking sufficient illumination. It would also help to identify busy roads and try to avoid being in their proximity to minimize any risk of a vehicle accident. Any mistake can lead to injuries and damage not only to your person, but on other people as well.
If you have been injured in an accident, or have lost a loved one to the reckless actions of another, the Seattle personal injury attorneys at The Law Offices of Jeffrey R. Caffee are poised to help you fight back. We have helped numerous people through the legal process and are ready to aggressively represent you as well. Contact us at (206) 899-5415 or online to speak with an attorney today.
Note: The attorneys with The Law Offices of Jeffrey R. Caffee send our hearts out to the victims of serious accidents. Even though we see the pain and suffering accident victims endure through our daily work, it never becomes easier to hear such tragic news. We compose our blog using publicly available news sources. Sometimes stories are updated as more details surface. If our post becomes outdated or inaccurate, please let us know so that we may update it.
Disclaimer: This blog's aim is to increase awareness of severe injuries and their effects so that fewer individuals and families go through the painful and traumatic process of seeing a loved one hurt or killed in an accident. These are difficult topics, but we hope that our readers can use the information found here to help them avoid being involved in an accident. The information presented here does not construe legal advice.