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Burien, Washington – Two People Injured in Rollover Crash, Driver Suspected of DUI

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Posted on January 19, 2020

Burien, Washington (January 19, 2020) – Two people were injured in a rollover crash that occurred on the 10400 block of 8th Avenue South on Sunday morning. According to the report from KIRO7, the driver was taken to a hospital in serious condition, while a passenger sustained minor injuries in the incident. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

The crash occurred around 10:20 a.m. on 8th Avenue South in unincorporated King County. The cause and circumstances of the crash has not yet been released, but officials believe alcohol is a factor in the crash. The crash is being investigated by deputies from the King County Sheriff’s Office.

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 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.