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Bonney Lake, Washington – One Person Injured in Head-On Collision Involving Fire Truck and Car

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Posted on August 8, 2019

Bonney Lake, Washington (August 7, 2019) – The driver of a car was injured in a collision with a fire truck near the intersection of Angeline Road East and Veterans Memorial Drive on Wednesday. The car driver sustained non-life-threatening injuries in the crash and was taken to the hospital for treatment. None of the firefighters were injured in the crash. Additionally, the car sustained significant damage in the crash.

The fire engine involved was operated by East Pierce Fire & Rescue. The truck was responding to an emergency and was driving with its lights and siren activated. The car apparently passed a stopped vehicle collided head-on with the truck. No road closures were announced in relation to the accident.

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 and 34, 311 were possible or suspected of injuries. Of the types of car accidents, head-on collisions are considered the most dangerous due to the circumstances – two vehicles 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.  Head-on collisions are also often fatal, and overall has a very high death rate compared to other types of collisions involving vehicles. Our sympathies to all those who have suffered in these vehicle accidents.

The best way to protect one’s self from a dangerous vehicle accident is to take steps to prevent it. We urge everyone to practice proper driving and to always be cautious while on the road. Be especially careful on late hours, especially if the road is lacking sufficient illumination. Any mistake can lead to injuries and damage not only to your person, but on other people as well.

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