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Hoquiam, Washington – One Person Killed In Rollover Crash

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Posted on April 22, 2019

Hoquiam, Washington (April 21, 2019) – The driver of a car died in a rollover crash that took place just before 6 p.m. on Sunday evening, along the US-101 about 48 miles north of Hoquiam.  he was pronounced dead on the scene. According to troopers, he was heading north on the US-101 when his car left the roadway and flipped over, ending up on its top. The driver was found to not be wearing a seat belt. It’s being determined whether driver impairment also played a role in this case.

About Vehicle Accidents

We offer our sympathies and compassion for the friends and loved 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 crash, 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.