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Issaquah, Washington – One Person Injured in Hit-and-Run Crash Involving Three Vehicles

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Posted on September 27, 2019

Issaquah, Washington  (September 26, 2019) – One person sustained facial injuries and a broken wrist in a crash involving three vehicles and one hit-and-run driver on State Route 900 near Southeast 109th Street. The driver who ran off was later found in his home and was arrested for investigation of hit and run and DUI. According to one report this driver was also taken to a local hospital to be checked out for injuries, but will be booked into King County Jail. The third driver was uninjured in the crash.

The circumstances of the crash are yet to be determined. The accident caused State Route 900 to be closed between Talus Drive and Southeast 109th Street as investigation was ongoing. However, the road was cleared by 2:45 p.m.

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.