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Federal Way, Washington – Car Driven by Suspects Crashes on Military Rod South

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Posted on January 3, 2020

Federal Way, Washington (January 2, 2020) – A car being occupied by two suspects crashed on the 29200 block of Military Road South on Thursday afternoon. According tot he report from KIRO7 News, officers from the Federal Police Department responded to the crash before 1 p.m. The police then saw the two suspects fleeing the scene and attempting to carjack another vehicle to escape. Police fought the driver and were able to detain the suspect, and the other person was taken into custody when a witness reported a suspicious person running through backyards. Both suspects were reported to have minor injuries in the incident. No other injuries were reported in the case and no other vehicles appear to be involved in the crash.

About Vehicle Accidents

While this case contains a criminal element, accidents brought about by other causes can also result in injuries and fatalities. 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.