Bellingham, Washington - Minor Injuries in Car-RV Collision at Interstate 5
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Bellingham, Washington – Minor Injuries in Car-RV Collision at Interstate 5

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Posted on December 5, 2019

Bellingham, Washington (December 3, 2019) – One person sustained injuries in a collision involving an SUV and an RV on southbound Interstate 5 at Guide Meridian on Tuesday morning. The driver of the SUV was reported to have sustained minor injuries and was not reported to require hospitalization. No other injuries were reported in the incident. The involved vehicles were said to have been heavily damaged and blocked the lanes.

According to the report from the Washington State Patrol, the crash occurred around 10 a.m. The SUV was said to have caused the accident by going too fast on the wet roadway conditions, and when the driver lost control his vehicle spun in front of the RV. The incident caused traffic to be down to one lane.

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.