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Bellingham, Washington – Rollover Collision Blocks I-5 On-Ramp

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Posted on April 17, 2019

Bellingham, Washington (April 15, 2019) – A two-car collision was reported in the area of the I-5 and Meridian Street just after 11 a.m. on Monday. There have been no reported serious injuries in the accident. One of the cars involved in the accident rolled over, though the cause of the crash has not been provided.

The accident blocked the northbound Interstate 5 on-ramp from Meridian Street as well as both lanes of Guide Meridian due to the presence of emergency responders.

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 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 collision, injuries that can be expected are broken wrists, whiplash among other neck-related injuries, as well as head and spinal injuries. It is fortunate that no one suffered serious injuries in this particular case, however not all victims are as lucky.

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.