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Burien, Washington – Three Vehicles Involved in Collisions During a Chase

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Posted on September 3, 2019

Burien, Washington (September 2, 2019) – At least three vehicles were involved in a couple of collisions that occurred in Burien following a bar disturbance on Tuesday night. A suspect fled in a two truck and crashed into an unmarked sheriff’s car on Ambaum Boulevard, and then collided with a second car at 1st Avenue South. According to a report, medics pulled a person from the second car, but it is currently unknown if they had suffered injuries in the incident.

The incident started in a bar disturbance that resulted in the suspect getting thrown out of the establishment. The suspect then threw rocks at Ambaum Way, before jumping into a tow truck that was not his. He was then chased by police, and it was during this chase that he rammed into the sheriff’s car. Fortunately the deputy was not injured in the incident. The chase finally ended when the suspect’s truck hit another vehicle on 1st Avenue South in front of the Criminal Justice Training Center. The suspect has been taken into custody.

About Vehicle Accidents

While this particular incident contains a criminal element, car accidents of common cause can be just as dangerous. 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.