Ilwaco, Washington – Two Injured After Car Crash
Posted on Wednesday, May 29th, 2019 at 9:54 am
Ilwaco, Washington (May 2019) – Two people were injured following a 2-car crash that occurred on Highway 101 just outside Ilwaco. The two injured people were occupants of the van involved in the incident. While the driver was injured, he did not require transportation to the hospital. His passenger, a 60 year-old woman from Ilwaco, was taken to the Columbia Memorial Hospital. The extent of her injuries has not been specified.
The accident happened due to a deer running onto the road. The van was heading south on Highway 101, and they stopped to avoid the deer on the highway. However, while the van stopped, another vehicle struck the van from behind. The driver in the other vehicle was not reported to be injured in the accident, and was cited for following too closely.
The date of the incident has not been specified, but it was reported to have occurred over the Memorial Day weekend.
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. This particular accident is a case of rear-end collision, also said to be the most common type of car accident. Like many other vehicle accidents, rear-end collisions often happen because of lapse of attention, usually when one vehicle follows another too closely. Injuries associated with rear-end collisions are neck injuries, particularly whiplash as the impact usually jerks the upper body forward. Wrist fractures are also said to be a common side-effect as victims instinctively use their arms and hands to brace their impact, causing the force of the crash to be directed at the wrist. Other serious injuries include broken bones, head and spinal injuries.
We urge all drivers to be careful while behind the wheel. Everyone to be in a stable health condition before going behind the wheel. Any condition that can cause impairments on your judgement puts many people at risk, which goes not only for drivers but pedestrians as well. 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.
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 The Law Offices of Jeffrey R. Caffee 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 The Law Offices of Jeffrey R. Caffee 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.
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