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Bremerton, Washington – Flipped Car at Highway 3 Resulted in Another Crash

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Posted on May 16, 2019

Bremerton, Washington (May 8, 2019) – A car which flipped as a result of swerving became the cause of another crash when a vehicle drove into it at Highway 3 on early Wednesday morning. Fortunately, none of the drivers of the involved vehicles were injured.

The first incident happened around 4 a.m. The driver of the first car, a 50 year-old man, swerved to avoid an animal, and ended up with his car flipped in the southbound lane of the highway. He was able to escape his vehicle unharmed. However, another vehicle being driven by an 80 year-old man crashed into the flipped vehicle at full speed. That section of the road being dark might have been a factor in the crash. While no injuries were incurred, the accident did cause a traffic delay in the area.

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.


Note: The exact location of the crash has not been provided.