Ferndale, Washington – Driver Injured After Being Ejected from Vehicle in Rollover Crash
Posted on Thursday, May 9th, 2019 at 5:56 am
Ferndale, Washington (May 7, 2019) – A man identified as Devon Hill of Ferndale sustained injuries after he was ejected from his pickup truck while driving on westbound Bay Road on late Tuesday. He was taken by ambulance to a hospital for treatment. By Wednesday morning, he was said to be in serious condition at St. Joseph Hospital.
The report by the state patrol lists speeding as the cause of the accident. While Hill was driving on Bay Road about three miles west of Ferndale, he apparently lost control of his vehicle and then over-corrected. The truck rolled over as it crashed, and since Hill wasn’t wearing a seat belt, he was thrown from the vehicle. The truck ended up in a yard and property was said to have been damaged, though there are no details yet on what property was damaged and how much it cost. The truck was said to be a total loss.
About Vehicle Accidents
To be ejected from a car, a strong amount of force or a high speed is probably involved, and neither of those two would be good for the human body. Being thrown from a moving vehicle is bound to lead to many injuries, some of which can be potentially fatal. Injuries from these accidents can include conditions as serious as brain and spinal injury. It is because of this risk that wearing a seat belt is so important while driving.
Unfortunately, this is not the only case that a truck accident has lead to injuries. The state of Washington’s 2015 Annual Collision Data Summary reported that 6,091 commercial vehicle or heavy trucks were involved in collisions in 2015. These crashes included 38 fatal collisions, 85 serious injury collisions, 1,352 minor injury collisions, 4,565 property damage collisions, and 51 unknown injury collisions. Truck accidents can have many causes, and due to the size and road performance of these vehicles, the involvement of one in an accident can lead to heavy losses. Unlike other vehicles, truck accidents can involve many people other than the driver, such as the owner of the truck, the manufacturer of parts, the company which handles it, and so on and so forth. Truck accidents also have a varied list of causes. Weather and road conditions can play a part in it, as was the case in this particular truck accident. There are also of course driver errors, as well as lack of training in operating the truck. Additionally, due to the type of job, both drivers and vehicles can experience fatigue. Whether operating a truck or seeing one on the road, all drivers must follow regulations to avoid incurring damages and injuries to themselves and people around them. If you have been the victim of a truck accident, we extend our sympathy and compassion.
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.