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Federal Way, Washington – Man Injured When Metal Bar Pierces Car

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Posted on January 30, 2020

Federal Way, Washington  (January 29, 2020) – A man was injured after a metal bar pierced his car while he was driving on southbound Interstate 5 near South 320th Street on Wednesday afternoon. According to the article from KOMO News, the man, Andrii Mordavets, sustained a minor cut to his head. Mordavets pulled over after the incident and called 911, and he was met with paramedics at a gas station. He was taken to St. Francis Hospital and treated, and was released later in the day.

The incident occurred around 2:50 p.m. It has not been determined where the metal rod fell from, and the Washington State Patrol  is asking anyone who has information on the incident to contact them.

About Vehicle Accidents

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. Make sure your vehicle is running in good condition and that any loads it is carrying is secured properly. 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.