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Chehalis, Washington – One Dead in Rollover Crash

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Posted on September 10, 2019

Chehalis, Washington  (September 7, 2019) -One person was reported to have died in a vehicle rollover crash at Highway 603 west of Chehalis on Saturday night. The person was found on the road, and though lifesaving procedures were done, the victim could not be revived and was pronounced dead on the scene. The victim’s identity has not been released.

The incident happened on the 400 block of the road, with officials called to the scene around 8 p.m. The victim appeared to have been ejected from the vehicle, which was found on its top. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

About Vehicle Accidents

We offer our sympathies and compassion to the friends and loved ones of the victim. Unfortunately, car accidents are common and may happen more frequently than you think. 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.