Burlington, Washington - One Killed, One Injured in Collision on SR 11
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Burlington, Washington – One Killed, One Injured in Collision on SR 11

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Posted on April 29, 2019

Burlington, Washington (April 25 , 2019) – The driver of a pick-up truck was killed and a child passenger hospitalized after a collision with an SUV on State Route 11 abut a mile and a half west from the city on Thursday evening.  The extent of the child’s injuries has not been provided. The three people in the SUV, who were all minors, along with two other passengers from the pick-up, were uninjured.

The cause of the crash has not been provided, however, responding troopers have noted that alcohol and/or drugs may be a factor in the crash.

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 follow road regulations and be mindful of other people on the road – being cautious can help prevent injuries and loss not only to one’s self, but to others.