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Auburn, Washington – Two People Taken to the Hospital After Multiple Vehicle Accident

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Posted on April 18, 2019

Auburn, Washington (April 9, 2019) – The Valley Regional Fire Authority reported a firefighter response to a multiple vehicle accident in Auburn around 1 p.m. on Tuesday. Two people were evaluated by firefighters on the scene and were taken by ambulance, with an adult female being transported to St. Francis Hospital with a family member and an adult male transported to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center. The extent of their injuries, if any, have not been provided. The cause of the crash has also not been detailed.

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 whiplash, because the impact usually jerks the upper body forward. Other injuries include broken bones, head and spinal injuries, as well as wrist fractures.

Multiple vehicle collisions, also called pileups, are among the most dangerous types of crash situations. In this particular accident, three cars are reported to be involved, but pileups have been known to involve up to hundreds of vehicles at once and cause many types of injuries as well as fatalities. The most common cause for pileups seem to be bad weather which either obscure the vision of drivers or cause slippery roads, such as fog, heavy rain and snowstorms. As always, we urge all drivers to be wary while behind the wheel, especially in heavy traffic or unfavorable weather conditions. A single moment of carelessness can lead to an accident with dreadful consequences.


Note: The exact location of the accident has not been given.