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Ellensburg, Washington – Rollover Crash at Interstate 90

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Posted on November 28, 2019

Ellensburg, Washington (November 27, 2019) – A van was reported to have gone through the median and flipped over to its side on eastbound Interstate 90 near milepost 117 on Wednesday morning. Fortunately no other vehicles were struck and the driver was uninjured in the crash. No other injuries were reported in the accident. According to the report from the Washington State Patrol, the van had been heading west when it went through the median and up the embankment, rolling over to its side on the right lane of eastbound Interstate 90. This caused said lane to be blocked. According to the report the van had been going too fast for the road conditions.

About Vehicle Accidents

Unfortunately, car 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.