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Entiat, Washington – Four People Injured in Two-Car Collision on State Route 97A

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Posted on January 7, 2020

Entiat, Washington (January 6, 2020) – Four people were injured in a crash involving a Chelan Coutny Sheriff vehicle on State Route 97 Alt. According to the report from KHQ News, the driver and two passengers from the civilian vehicle were taken to the hospital with possibly serious injuries. The deputy from the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office was also taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

According to the report from KIMA News, the crash occurred just before 8 a.m. on milepost 219 of the highway. KHQ News reports that the passenger vehicle was headed south on the highway when the driver lost control, causing the car to cross the center line and strike the northbound deputy’s car. Poor roadway conditions were a factor in the crash. Alternate routes were set up while the crash was blocking the scene.

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 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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