Camano Island, Washington – Driver Dead in Single-Vehicle CrashRequest Free Consultation
Camano Island, Washington (December 2, 2019) – A driver died in a single-vehicle crash that occurred on East Camano Drive at cascade View Drive on Tuesday night. The driver, identified as Tarann P. Fisher from Camano Island, was pronounced dead on the scene by responding crews. No other occupants were reported in the vehicle and no other injuries were reported in the scene.
The Washington State Patrol reported that troopers and medics responded to the scene around 10:05 p.m., with the incident initially being reported as a case of a car striking a power pole. Crews found that the involved car had gone into a ditch off the road. From findings in the preliminary investigation, Fisher was driving south on East Camano Drive when her vehicle veered off the roadway and collided with the power pole. She was reported to have been ejected from her vehicle in the crash. The incident caused East Camano Drive to be closed while investigation and cleanup was ongoing.
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We offer our sympathies and compassion to the friends and loved ones of the victim. Unfortunately, this is not the only time a vehicle accident has resulted in a fatality. According to facts from the Insurance Institute Highway Safety and Highway Loss Data Institute, about 20% of vehicle crash deaths are from striking a fixed object along the side of the road. The top three fixed objects that are struck in these cases are traffic barriers, trees, and similar to this case, utility poles. As for the causes of crashing into these objects, the case is generally that of driver error. Some of the top contributing factors are alcohol, driving under excessive speed, falling asleep or simply driver inattention. Additionally, a car crash caused by another vehicle can cause another vehicle to crash into another fixed object. Some situational factors are road conditions, weather, and poor visibility. In relation to poor visibility, almost half of the fatalities in crashes involving fixed objects are said to have occurred at night. While there are options such as placing breakaway or shielding objects along roads, or increasing the visibility of such fixed objects, the best solution is often to remove the fixed object if possible.
Regardless of the type of vehicle accident, the best way to solve a car accident is to try and prevent it. We urge all drivers to follow traffic regulations on the road. This includes following road safety, making sure one’s vehicle is stable and ready for the road, and making sure that one is not under the influence of drugs or alcohol before getting behind the wheel. Additionally, one should take extra caution on roads where there are possible hazards. In doing these steps, we can ensure our chances of avoiding any loss, damage, death or injuries while on the street.