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Benton City, Washington – Car Goes Airborne, Falls Down Steep Ravine

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Posted on April 11, 2019

Benton City, Washington (April 9, 2019) – The driver of a car was relatively uninjured despite his vehicle going airborne and rolling down the steep slope of a ravine near the area of Acord Road and Northeast Roza Road. Responding deputies said that the driver was able to walk away from the crash scene.

Responding deputies came onto the scene on Tuesday morning after reports of a car off the runway. When they arrived, they found a demolished car at the base of the ravine. The vehicle had rolled several times over the slope and landed on its top. There has been no information regarding the cause of the crash.

About Vehicle Accidents

It is very fortunate that the driver in this case did not suffer any serious injuries. The injuries from a rollover crash can include broken bones, head and spinal injuries. This type of accident usually happens when the vehicle goes off-balance after trying to turn on high speeds, causing it to shift to its side. Depending on the momentum, the car can roll over several times and may come to rest on its top or on its side, and when this happens, occupants might need outside help to exit the vehicle. 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.

Unfortunately, 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 and 34, 311 were possible or suspected of injuries. It must be noted that in Seattle in particular, the fairly mountainous geography and surrounding water has created for a road situation which includes many tunnels, bridges, hills and narrow roads that can lead to car accidents. 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 and 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.