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Fairfield, Washington – One Man Seriously Injured in Rollover Crash at State Route 27

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Posted on November 6, 2019

Fairfield, Washington (November 4, 2019) – A man sustained serious injuries after a rollover crash on State Route 27 two miles south of Fairfield on Monday night. The patient, identified as Dylan Thomas from Spokane Valley, was taken to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, where was listed in serious condition as of Tuesday morning.

According to the report from the Washington State Patrol, Thomas was driving southbound on State Route 27 on Monday night. Thomas attempted to pass another vehicle when his car left the roadway, causing it to roll over and ejecting Thomas as he was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident. The incident was fully blocked while Washington State Patrol and Spokane County Sheriff’s investigators were on the scene. It is not believed that drugs or alcohol were involved in the crash.

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.