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Grand Mound, Washington – One Person Taken to Hospital Following Five-Vehicle Crash

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Posted on March 5, 2020

Grand Mound, Washington (March 4, 2020) – One person was taken to the hospital after a crash involving five vehicles on the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 between Grand Mound and Centralia. According to the article from KOMO News,a pickup truck involved in the crash went off road and rolled  over multiple times. The pickup truck driver, a a 28 year-old woman, was taken to the hospital for hip pain. No other injuries were reported in the incident.

Troopers and medics responded to the scene around 4 p.m. According to information from the Washington State Patrol, a speeding driver in a White Nissan was heading south around 100 mph and was making erratic lane changes when their vehicle struck the rear of pickup truck, which caused the pickup truck to roll over. A total of five vehicles were involved in the incident, including he white Nissan, the pickup truck and a semi truck. The causing driver, a man in his 20s in the white Nissan, was arrested at the scene. The crash caused one southbound lane to be closed while investigation and cleanup was ongoing, but has since reopened.

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. 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.