Grand Coulee, Washington – One Dead, One Injured in Rollover Crash
Posted on Friday, April 19th, 2019 at 10:31 am
Grand Coulee, Washington (April 15, 2019) – A man identified as a former mayor of Everett was injured and his wife killed in a rollover crash on Highway 174 near Grand Coulee on Monday. After the crash, the man was able to free himself, and two motorcyclists in the area came to help the wife out of the vehicle, as she was having trouble breathing. However, by the time medics had arrived, she had lost consciousness, and despite efforts to revive her through CPR, she died on the scene. The man suffered minor injuries and was flown to Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee for treatment. He was released on Tuesday evening.
According to the accident memo from the Washington State Patrol, the couple were traveling eastbound on Highway 174 when the minivan they were in drifted onto the right shoulder, crossed back, and went off the road on the other side. The vehicle then rolled over, trapping the two. The two motorcyclists that came by also called 911 in addition to helping the wife out of the car.
About Vehicle Accidents
We offer our sympathies and compassion for the friends and loves ones of the victims. 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 collision, injuries that can be expected are broken wrists, whiplash among other neck-related injuries, as well as head and spinal injuries.
As always, we urge all drivers to practice caution while out on the streets. As was the situation in this accident, be especially careful on late hours, especially 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.
If you have been injured in an accident, or have lost a loved one to the reckless actions of another, the Seattle personal injury attorneys at Caffee Law are poised to help you fight back. We have helped numerous people through the legal process and are ready to aggressively represent you as well. Contact us at (206) 899-5415 or online to speak with an attorney today.
Note: The attorneys with Caffee Law send our hearts out to the victims of serious accidents. Even though we see the pain and suffering accident victims endure through our daily work, it never becomes easier to hear such tragic news. We compose our blog using publicly available news sources. Sometimes stories are updated as more details surface. If our post becomes outdated or inaccurate, please let us know so that we may update it.
Disclaimer: This blog's aim is to increase awareness of severe injuries and their effects so that fewer individuals and families go through the painful and traumatic process of seeing a loved one hurt or killed in an accident. These are difficult topics, but we hope that our readers can use the information found here to help them avoid being involved in an accident. The information presented here does not construe legal advice.