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Cle Elum, Washington – Rock Falls on Car, Nearly Crashes Into Driver

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Posted on May 28, 2019

Cle Elum, Washington (May 26, 2019) – A driver narrowly avoided an accident when a rock fell and crashed through the windshield of their vehicle in Blewett Pass. According to a trooper’s statement, the rock came within inches of the driver and could have possibly crashed into their head.

The rock instead fell onto the side floor mat in the car. Washington State Patrol Trooper John Bryant, who reported on the incident, has also issued a warning about falling rocks, stating that the increased moisture was bound to lead to similar incidents.

About Crush Injuries

It is fortunate that no one was injured in this particular incident. Accidents that involve objects falling on the victim result in what is called “crush” injuries. According to the Arrive Alive website, crush injuries can occur in any car accident, falls or a situation where a structure is collapsing. Even minor crush injuries can involve a lot of pain and discomfort – such injuries include bruising, lacerations, and sprained ankles. Major crush injuries involve parts of the body below the skin, and usually involve blunt force. Major crush injuries include head fractures, facial trauma, severe lacerations and blunt force chest-and-abdominal trauma, among others. Additionally, because of the events which lead up to crush injuries, victims will often require extrication or some kind of rescue to get them out of the dangerous situation.

While it is true accidents can happen, we urge everyone to do their part to ensure safety in their surroundings. Avoid construction areas if possible, and be cautious if it is necessary. For their part, construction crews should adhere to safety guidelines and make sure that any equipment they use will not become a hazard for anyone else. Make sure that your own home is able to withstand any kind of rough weather, particularly if it’s a mobile home.