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Issaquah, Washington – Two People Injured in Crash Involving Three Vehicles, Causing Driver Fled the Scene

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Posted on June 20, 2019

Issaquah, Washington (June 19, 2019) – Two people sustained injuries in a crash involving three accidents on the State Route 18 near Raging River on Wednesday night. The victims, driver John Lombardi of Snoqualmie and a 70 year-old woman who was a passenger in one of the cars were taken to Overlake Hospital in Bellevue to treat their minor injuries.

The accident happened around 7 p.m., when a semi truck rear-ended a car driven by driven by Yunshiang Huang of Federal Way. Due to the collision, Huang’s car was sent into the westbound lane, colliding with Lombardi’s car. The driver in a semi truck who caused the crash fled the scene. The accident caused all lanes to be blocked for around9 90 minutes. Police are now seeking information on the crash.

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.

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