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Everett, Washington – Car Crashes into Skate Park Bowl in Hit-and-Run

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Posted on August 15, 2019

Everett, Washington (August 14, 2019) – A van crashed into a skate park bowl off Hall Park Road on Wednesday night, causing damage to the fence surrounding the area. No injuries have been reported, and the occupants and the car were said to have fled the scene.

According to a statement from Everett police, the van was speeding on the road and didn’t make the turn on the corner. This caused the vehicle to crash into the concrete bowl, ending up on its side. The skate park was reported to remain open, despite the damaged fence. Investigation on the crash is ongoing.

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.

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