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Ephrata, Washington – Driver Hospitalized After Being Ejected from Vehicle In Rollover Crash

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Posted on March 31, 2020

Ephrata, Washington (March 26, 2020) – A driver was airlifted to a hospital after being ejected from her vehicle in a rollover crash at the intersection of State Route 28 and State Route 283 on Thursday evening. According to the article from iFIBERONE News, 31 year-old Kharlen Bryant from Moses Lake was flown to Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee for treatment of serious injuries. No other vehicles were reported to be involved and no other injuries were reported in the incident.

Bryant was reported to be driving west on State Route 28 when she drove off the road around 8:30 p.m. This caused her vehicle to roll over and end up in the brush off the roadway. The cause of the crash is being investigated by the Washington State Patrol.

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.