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Issaquah, Washington – Chase Involving Stolen Car Ends in Crash at Sunset Way

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Posted on April 6, 2020

Issaquah, Washington (April 5, 2020) – A chase involving a stolen car ended in a crash at the Sunset Way exit of Interstate 90 on Sunday evening. According to an article from KOMO News, a female passenger from the vehicle was caught, but the driver remains on the loose. Fortunately, no civilian vehicles appear to have been involved and no other injuries have been reported in the incident.

According to information from the Washington State Patrol, troopers were informed of an erratic driver on westbound Interstate 90 approaching Issaquah. Troopers found the vehicle and saw that it was a reported stolen vehicle, prompting a high-speed chase. The driver ended up crashing the car at East Sunset Way, and fled on foot. The suspect’s name has not yet been released.

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.