Coulee City, Washington – One Person Injured in Rollover Crash at Highway 2Request Free Consultation
Coulee City, Washington(January 22, 2020) – A driver was injured in a rollover crash on Highway 2 on Wednesday morning. According to the report from iFIBERONE.com, the 18 year-old Logan E. Elliott from Wilbur was taken to Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee for treatment of his injuries. No further word has been given regarding his condition. No other vehicles were involved in the incident and no other injuries were reported.
According to the information from the Washington State Patrol, Elliott was heading west on Highway 2. Just before 10:30 a.m., Elliott reportedly drove off the highway to the right, causing his vehicle to roll over several times before ending up on its side. Troopers have determined Elliott was driving too fast for road conditions, and has been cited for 2nd-degree negligent driving.
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.