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Everett, Washington – Suspect in Stole Car Collides With Five Vehicles, Results in Injuries

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Posted on January 23, 2020

Everett, Washington (January 18, 2020) – A suspect in a stolen car collided with at least five other vehicles on Lincoln Way at Evergreen Way on Saturday morning. According to the report from MYEVERETTNEWS.com, at least one innocent person was said to be seriously injured. The suspect was taken into custody after the crash.

Officers from the Everett Police Department responded to a report of car theft at a motel on Evergreen Way shortly before 10 a.m. Eventually deputies from the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office gave chase to the stole vehicle near Lincoln Way and Evergreen Way. At the intersection the suspect crashed into several other vehicles, and attempted to flee on foot, but was captured by deputies. The crash caused Highway 99 to be temporarily shut down.

About Vehicle Accidents

While this particular incident contains a criminal element, it is important to note that accidents of other causes can also result in damage or injuries. 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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