Brush Prairie, Washington – Head-On Collision Results in Three People Dead, Two InjuredRequest Free Consultation
Brush Prairie, Washington (March 6, 2020) – Three people died and two others were hospitalized as a result of a head-on collision that occurred on State Route 503 on Friday afternoon. According to KATU 2 News, Kristie Byars, Rosa Wilson, and Rosa Wilson’s daughter, Juniper Kate, died at the scene. Wilson’s two other children, 7 year-old Elliot and 3 year-old Iona, are in the hospital, with one child having sustained serious injuries and another is in critical condition.
According to information from the Washington State Patrol, initial reports state that Byars was heading south on State Route 503. Around 4 p.m., her vehicle crossed over the center line near the Salmon Creek Bridge and crashed head-on into Wilson’s vehicle. A GoFundme has been set up for the family.
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We offer our sympathies and compassion fro the friends and loved ones of the victims. Unfortunately this is not the only time an accident has resulted in a fatality and injuries. 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.