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Chelan County, Washington – Driver Injured in Rollover Crash at State Route 97A

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Posted on February 11, 2020

Chelan County, Washington (February 7, 2020) – A single-vehicle rollover crash at milepost 220 of State Route 97A resulted in the driver getting injured on Friday afternoon. According to the report from 560 KPQ News Radio, the driver sustained a minor injury and did not required transport to another hospital. No other injuries were reported in the incident.

The Washington State Patrol responded to the scene of the crash, which was just south of the Navarre Coulee Road junction around 3 p.m. The involved vehicle was heading north when it rolled onto its side at the center line, causing the complete blockage of the southbound lane and the partial blockage of the northbound lane. The blockage lasted for about 45 minutes, impacting traffic in the area.

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.