Shelton, Washington – Stolen Vehicle Crashes After Police Chase
Posted on Monday, April 29th, 2019 at 9:25 am
Shelton, Washington (April 26, 2019) – The driver of a stole pickup truck was hospitalized after a rollover crash on State Route 106 on early Friday morning. The driver was not wearing a seat belt, and was taken to the Mason General Hospital in Shelton.
A Mason County deputy spotted the pickup truck, reported to have been stolen earlier that day, at Shelton-Matlock Road near Carmen Road. The deputy chased down the vehicle in an attempt to stop driver, but was rammed by the pickup truck. Later, a fully marked Shelton Police SUV continued the chase on westbound State Route 106. The SUV caused the pickup to strike the eastbound ditched and roll over, coming to rest on its wheels. The accident totalled the pick-up and closed down the road for four and a half hours. The incident is under investigation and charges are said to be pending.
About Vehicle Accidents
While the situation is an accident brought on by a chase, people should still note that car 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 type of accident where the vehicle has landed on the side or top can be classified under rollover accident, a hazardous situation in which victims may get trapped inside the car. Sometimes, outside help is needed to safely get trapped occupants out of the car. This type of accident usually happens after trying to turn on high speeds. 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. In a rollover crash, injuries that can be expected are broken wrists, whiplash among other neck-related injuries, as well as head and spinal injuries.
As always, 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 ad 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.