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Bremerton, Washington – Four-Vehicle Crash at Highway 303

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Posted on September 30, 2019

Bremerton, Washington (September 25, 2019) – An crash involving four vehicles occurred at the intersection of Highway 303 and Northeast Fairgrounds Road on Wednesday afternoon. Fortunately no serious injuries were reported in the incident.

According to the report from the Washington State Patrol, one vehicle failed to stop at the red light around 4 p.m., causing a chain reaction of collisions that involved four vehicles in total. The driver of the causing vehicle was cited for following too closely. No road closures were announced in the incident.

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 ad 34, 311 were possible or suspected of injuries. This particular accident is a case of rear-end collision, also said to be the most common type of car accident. Like many other vehicle accidents, rear-end collisions often happen because of lapse of attention, usually when one vehicle follows another too closely. Injuries associated with rear-end collisions are whiplash, because the impact usually jerks the upper body forward. Other injuries include broken bones, head and spinal injuries, as well as wrist fractures.

Multiple vehicle collisions, also called pileups, are among the most dangerous types of crash situations. In this particular accident, three cars are reported to be involved, but pileups have been known to involve up to hundreds of vehicles at once and cause many types of injuries as well as fatalities. The most common cause for pileups seem to be bad weather which either obscure the vision of drivers or cause slippery roads, such as fog, heavy rain and snowstorms. As always, we urge all drivers to be wary while behind the wheel, especially in heavy traffic or unfavorable weather conditions. A single moment of carelessness can lead to an accident with dreadful consequences.

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