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Kennewick, Washington – One Dead in Rollover Crash at West 10th Avenue

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Posted on January 30, 2020

Kennewick, Washington (January 30, 2020) – A single-car rollover crash on West 10th Avenue resulted in the death of of the driver on early Thursday morning. According to the report from KEPR News, the victim, 29 year-old Bricia Villasenor-Botello from Pasco, was pronounced dead on the scene. No passengers were in the vehicle and no other vehicles involved, with no other injuries reported.

According to information from the Kennewick Police Department, the crash occurred around 2:42 a.m. on the roundabout in the area of West 10th Avenue and South Steptoe Avenue. Villasenor-Botello’s car was reported to have traveled straight through the roundabout and left the roadway, rolling over several times before ending up in a backyard. The cause of the crash has to yet been determined, but speed is being considered a factor in the crash.

About Vehicle Accidents

We offer our sympathies and compassion for the friends and loved ones of the victim. Unfortunately, vehicle accidents are common and may happen more frequently than you think. In 2017, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT)  have reported a total of 120, 993 car accidents. Of those accidents, 525 were fatal ad 34, 311 were possible or suspected of injuries. This type of accident where the vehicle has landed on the side or top can be classified under rollover accident, a hazardous situation in which victims may get trapped inside the car. Sometimes, outside help is needed to safely get trapped occupants out of the car. This type of accident usually happens after trying to turn on high speeds. Cars that are more susceptible to rollover accidents are lighter cars with a high gravity center, though it should be noted any car can roll over given the circumstance. In a rollover crash, injuries that can be expected are broken wrists, whiplash among other neck-related injuries, as well as head and spinal injuries. Wearing a seat belt helps mitigate possible injuries in this particular type of incident, and also minimizes the chances of being flung from the vehicle when it flips over.

As always, we urge all drivers to practice caution while out on the streets. Be specially if the road is lacking sufficient illumination. It would also help to identify busy roads ad try to avoid being in their proximity to minimize any risk of a vehicle accident. Any mistake can lead to injuries and damage not only to your person, but on other people as well.