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Edmonds, Washington – Several Collisions in Car Chase

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Posted on April 24, 2019

Edmonds, Washington  (April 23, 2019) – Several car collisions were reported in a high-speed police chase that ranged from Everett to Edmonds. Fortunately, no one in the public was injured, though an Everett officer had to be taken to the hospital as a precaution after being involved in one of the crashes. The chase started when officers noticed a suspect in Everett at 7th Avenue Southeast and Southeast Everett Mall Way. The suspects tried to flee on the Interstate 5, later exiting in Edmonds. The chase ended after the suspects ditched their car near the intersection of Highway 99 and 220th Street Southwest. They attempted to flee on foot, but were caught soon after. Investigation is ongoing and the number of cars struck in the chase are not yet known.

About Vehicle Accidents

While this is not a typical accident scene due to the criminal element, we still urge for safety on the roads. 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. 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.  Head-on collisions are also often fatal, and overall has a very high death rate compared to other types of collisions involving vehicles. Our sympathies to all those who have suffered in these vehicle accidents.

The best way to protect one’s self from a dangerous vehicle accident is to take steps to prevent it. We urge everyone to practice proper driving and to always be cautious while on the road. Be especially careful on late hours, especially if the road is lacking sufficient illumination. Any mistake can lead to injuries and damage not only to your person, but on other people as well.