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Fife, Washington – Rollover Crash Blocks Interstate 5

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Posted on February 27, 2020

Fife, Washington  (February 27, 2020) – A collision involving a pickup truck and a parked van led to a rollover wreck that blocked the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 on Thursday morning. According to the article from KING 5 News, no injuries were reported as crews have found no patients on the scene despite an extensive search.

The crash was first reported around 6:30 a.m. near 70th Avenue East. It is believed that a pickup truck had struck a van that was parked on the shoulder of the highway, which lead to the pickup truck rolling over and stopping at a ditch on the side of the road. At one point the crash was reported to have closed three lanes of the Interstate 5.

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 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.