Selah, Washington – Drivers Injured in a Two-Car Collision
Posted on Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 at 9:57 am
Selah, Washington (April 15, 2019) – A Washington State Patrol trooper and another driver were injured after their car collided at North Wenas Road and Nagler Road around 4 p.m. on Monday. They were both taken to the Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital, though they are both expected to be okay. After an investigation, it is determined that the other driver was at fault after she failed to pull over.
The driver, Angela Hall, was driving in front of the trooper on North Wenas Road. The trooper, Seth Berghoff, was en route to another collision and was thus traveling at high speed with his lights and siren on. The trooper struck Hall’s car as she turned onto Nagler Road. The crash trapped the trooper within his vehicle and he was extricated with difficulty. Since Hall did not pull over, she was cited for failure to yield to an emergency vehicle.
About Vehicle Accidents
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 ad 34, 311 were possible or suspected of injuries. This particular accident is a case of rear-end collision, also said to be the most common type of car accident. Like many other vehicle accidents, rear-end collisions often happen because of lapse of attention, usually when one vehicle follows another too closely. Injuries associated with rear-end collisions are neck injuries, particularly whiplash as the impact usually jerks the upper body forward. Wrist fractures are also said to be a common side-effect as victims instinctively use their arms and hands to brace their impact, causing the force of the crash to be directed at the wrist. Other serious injuries include broken bones, head and spinal injuries.
Keeping in mind that the geography in Seattle is fairly mountainous, and that surrounding water has created for a road situation which includes many tunnels, bridges, hills and narrow roads, there are many locations with the potential for car accidents. We urge all drivers to practice caution while out on the streets. It would 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.