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Kennewick, Washington – One Person Hospitalized Following Crash

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Posted on March 9, 2020

Kennewick, Washington (March 7, 2020) – One person was hospitalized after a car crash involving a North Volland Street and West Canal Drive on Saturday afternoon. According to an article from KEPR News, the injured man had a head injury but it was caused by an altercation and not the crash itself. The patient was taken to Trios Hospital.

According to information from the Kennewick Police Department, the incident started with an argument over a possible stolen vehicle. The injured driver was driving east on Canal Drive to get away from the other man when his vehicle crashed into another SUV at the traffic light at North Volland Street. The incident is still under investigation.

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.