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Hoquiam, Washington – Multiple Vehicles Damaged After One Driver Loses Control

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Posted on October 15, 2019

Hoquiam, Washington (October 9, 2019) – A crash occurred at the 2400 block of Simpson Avenue after one driver lost control of his vehicle on Wednesday morning. Fortunately, no injuries were reported in the incident, but authorities reported that the incident caused several thousand’s dollars worth of damage.

According to the report, the suspect was driving in the left lane of Simpson Avenue and was moving past the right lane, which was blocked by a working crew and a utility truck. The suspect attempted to move into the right lane past the blockage, but lost control while accelerating. While over-correcting, the suspect crashed into several vehicles and the fence of a parking lot. The crash also damaged the suspect’s car, and was towed from the scene. Police have cited the driver for second-degree negligent driving.

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.