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Bow, Washington – Driver Dead in Rollover Crash on State Route 11

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Posted on January 9, 2020

Bow, Washington (January 9, 2020) – A woman died in a rollover crash that occurred on the 4400 block of State Route 11 on early Thursday morning. According tot he report from KIRO 7, the driver, who remains unidentified, was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash and had been partially thrown from her vehicle. She died on the scene. No other vehicles were involved in the crash and no other injuries have been reported.

According to the information from the Washington State Patrol, the incident occurred around 1:30 a.m. The woman was driving north when she lost control of her vehicle, causing her car to go off the road, strike a mailbox and roll over several times. Troopers have said that slick roads and speed appear to be factors in the crash. The crash caused State Route 11 to be temporarily closed while investigation was ongoing.

About Vehicle Accidents

We offer our sympathies and compassion for the friends and loved ones of the victim. 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 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 crash, injuries that can be expected are broken wrists, whiplash among other neck-related injuries, as well as head and spinal injuries. Wearing a seat belt helps mitigate possible injuries in this particular type of incident, and also minimizes the chances of being flung from the vehicle when it flips over.

As always, we urge all drivers to practice caution while out on the streets. Be specially 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.