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Davenport, Washington – Driver Killed in Car Crash at State Route 28

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Posted on September 16, 2019

Davenport, Washington (September 13, 2019) – A car driver was killed in a crash where his vehicle struck a cliff side on State Route 28 on Friday morning. The driver has been identified as Leon Tabor from Spokane. No other vehicle were involved in the accident.

According to the report from the Washington State Patrol, the accident occurred around 11:30 a.m., seven miles south of Davenport. Tabor was driving west on the highway when his vehicle struck a ditch, causing his car to be launched 100 feet into a rock cliff side. No road closures have been announced in relation to the accident.

About Vehicle Accidents

We offer our sympathies and compassion to the friends and loves ones of the victim. Unfortunately, this is not the only time a car accident has resulted in a fatality. In 2017, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT)  have reported a total of 120, 993 car accidents. Of those accidents, 525 were fatal and 34, 311 were possible or suspected of injuries. There are several types of collision that may happen, such as side collision, rollover collision, and head-on collision. Of the types of car accidents, head-on collisions are considered the most dangerous due to the circumstances – two cars are heading towards each other, with a great amount of force being experienced by all parties when the impact happens. While only 2% of car accidents are head-on collisions, they account for more than 10% of car-accident related injuries. These injuries are quite dangerous as most of them are head, spine or neck-related, including spinal injuries, brain injuries, paralysis, broken bones, and whiplash. Similarly, victims of side collisions and rollover collisions also suffer may also suffer head and neck injuries, though the risk is lower in these types of collisions. In rollover collisions, the car will come to rest on its side or roof, resulting in a dangerous situation which passengers might need to be extricated from. In side collisions, the greatest risk comes to the passenger on the particular side that received the impact. No matter the type of accident, all crashes are bound to cause a dreadful situation for all involved.

We urge all drivers to be careful while behind the wheel. When in a location where hazards such as poor illumination, rough roads or construction materials are present, be especially cautious. By doing this, we can ensure our safety as well as the safety of others in the nearby area.

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