Everett, Washington – Driver Killed in Head-on CollisionRequest Free Consultation
Everett, Washington (March 16, 2019) – The driver of a car was killed in the early morning hours of Saturday when a two car, head-on collision occurred in the 10800 block of Evergreen Way. The accident is under investigation.
The incident caused a traffic jam as all northbound lanes at 112 Street Southwest were closed, and only one southbound lane was open. The obstruction lasted for around four hours.
About Vehicle Accidents
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. 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. Additionally, as was shown in this article, head-on collisions are also often fatal, and overall has a very high death rate. Our sympathies to all those who have suffered in these vehicle accidents.
We urge everyone to practice proper driving and to always be cautious while on the road. Be especially careful on late hours, especially if the road is lacking sufficient illumination. Any mistake can lead to injuries and damage not only to your person, but on other people as well.