Federal Way, Washington - One Person Killed, Two Others Injured in Hit-and-Run
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Federal Way, Washington – One Person Killed, Two Others Injured in Hit-and-Run

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Posted on August 26, 2019

Federal Way, Washington (August 25, 2019) – One person was killed and two others injured in a hit and run incident at Pacific Highway South and South 3126th Street. A woman from the struck was was unresponsive following the incident, and was unable to be revived, with medics pronouncing her dead on the scene. The driver and another passenger were treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the other car fled the scene on foot.

According to the report, the incident happened around 9 p.m. The suspect vehicle was said to be speeding on Pacific Highway South and collided with the victims’ car while it was turning onto South 316th Street. The victims’ car collided with a lamp pole, and response crew worked to extricate the victims. The police are currently searching for the driver of the other vehicle.

About Vehicle Accidents

We offer our sympathies and compassion for the friends and loved ones of the victim. Unfortunately, this is not the only case of an accident where a fatality is involved. 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.