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Allyn, Washington – Three People Hospitalized in Two-Vehicle Collision

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Posted on October 24, 2019

Allyn, Washington (October 23, 2019) – A total of three people were transported to the hospital following a two-vehicle collision on State Route 3 at Grapeview Loop Road on Wednesday afternoon. One of the injured, a 21 year-old man from Shelton, was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle and has been reported to be in satisfactory condition. There has been no further word regarding the condition of the two other injured.

According to the report from the Washington State Patrol, a 50 year-old man from Grapeview was driving west on Grapeview Loop Road around 4 a.m. This driver failed to yield at a stop sign and pulled out in front of the Shelton man’s car, causing a collision between their two vehicles. Alcohol or drugs are being considered factors in this crash. The incident caused the roadway to be closed around 4 fours as investigation was ongoing.

About Vehicle Accidents

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. There are several types of collision that may happen, such as side collision, rollover collision, and head-on collision. Of the types of car accidents, head-on collisions are considered the most dangerous due to the circumstances – two cars are heading towards each other, with a great amount of force being experienced by all parties when the impact happens. While only 2% of car accidents are head-on collisions, they account for more than 10% of car-accident related injuries. These injuries are quite dangerous as most of them are head, spine or neck-related, including spinal injuries, brain injuries, paralysis, broken bones, and whiplash. Similarly, victims of side collisions and rollover collisions also suffer may also suffer head and neck injuries, though the risk is lower in these types of collisions. In rollover collisions, the car will come to rest on its side or roof, resulting in a dangerous situation which passengers might need to be extricated from. In side collisions, the greatest risk comes to the passenger on the particular side that received the impact. No matter the type of accident, all crashes are bound to cause a dreadful situation for all involved.

We urge all drivers to be careful while behind the wheel. When in a location where hazards such as poor illumination, rough roads or construction materials are present, be especially cautious. By doing this, we can ensure our safety as well as the safety of others in the nearby area.