Ellensburg, Washington – One Person Dead, Two People Injured in Rollover Crash
Posted on Wednesday, January 29th, 2020 at 1:49 am
Ellensburg, Washington (January 27, 2020) – One person died and three others were injured in a rollover crash on eastbound Interstate 90 on early Monday morning. According to the article from KIMA News, 23 year-old Karen Calderon-Diaz was ejected from the back seat during the crash. She was taken to Harborview Medical Center but was later pronounced dead. Two other people in the car, 18 year-old Jovany Calderon-Diaz and 48 year-old Maria Calderon were taken to Harborview Medical Center, but their conditions were not given. The driver, 48 year-old Alfredo-Calderon Diaz, was not reported to be injured or hospitalized.
According to the information from the Washington State Patrol, Alfredo-Calderon Diaz was heading east on the Interstate 90 when the vehicle left the road. Calderon-Diaz then over-corrected, causing the vehicle to roll over. Further reports stated that Karen Calderon-Diaz was not wearing a seat belt and she was ejected when the car rolled over. The driver is facing charges of driving too fast for the road conditions.
About Vehicle Accidents
We offer our sympathies and compassion for the friends and loved ones of the victim. Unfortunately, vehicle accidents are common and may happen more frequently than you think. 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.
If you have been injured in an accident, or have lost a loved one to the reckless actions of another, the Seattle personal injury attorneys at The Law Offices of Jeffrey R. Caffee are poised to help you fight back. We have helped numerous people through the legal process and are ready to aggressively represent you as well. Contact us at (206) 899-5415 or online to speak with an attorney today.
Note: The attorneys with The Law Offices of Jeffrey R. Caffee send our hearts out to the victims of serious accidents. Even though we see the pain and suffering accident victims endure through our daily work, it never becomes easier to hear such tragic news. We compose our blog using publicly available news sources. Sometimes stories are updated as more details surface. If our post becomes outdated or inaccurate, please let us know so that we may update it.
Disclaimer: This blog's aim is to increase awareness of severe injuries and their effects so that fewer individuals and families go through the painful and traumatic process of seeing a loved one hurt or killed in an accident. These are difficult topics, but we hope that our readers can use the information found here to help them avoid being involved in an accident. The information presented here does not construe legal advice.