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Issaquah, Washington – One Dead, One Injured in Head-On Collision at State Route 18

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Posted on January 27, 2020

Issaquah, Washington (January 25, 2020) – One person was killed and another injured in a head-on collision a car and a semi-truck on Highway 18 on Saturday. According to a report from KOMO news, the car driver, a woman from North Bend died in the impact.Her name has not yet been released. The driver of the semi truck was transported to a hospital for treatment of undisclosed injuries.

According to information from the Washington State Patrol, the woman crossed over over the center line while driving, colliding head-on with a semi-truck. The cause and circumstances of the incident has not yet been determined, but officials have said that drugs and alcohol were not involved.

About Vehicle Accidents

We offer our sympathies and compassion to the friends and loved ones of the victim. Unfortunately, this is not the only time a collision has resulted in a fatality and injuries. 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.

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