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Kennewick, Washington – Roof of Residence Damaged by Loose Tire

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Posted on October 18, 2019

Kennewick, Washington (October 11, 2019) – The roof of a house on the 7000 block of West 20th Avenue was damaged by a loose tire that had been sent flying on Friday night. The tire left a hole in the roof and landed inside the home. No one was struck in the incident and no injuries were reported.

The incident occurred just before 10 p.m. The cause of the incident has not been determined, but police believe that the tire had rolled down Thompson Hill. Kennewick Police are currently looking for anyone who has information on the incident.

About Crush Injuries

Accidents that involve objects falling on the victim result in what is called “crush” injuries. According to the Arrive Alive website, crush injuries can occur in any car accident, falls or a situation where a structure is collapsing. Even minor crush injuries can involve a lot of pain and discomfort – such injuries include bruising, lacerations, and sprained ankles. Major crush injuries involve parts of the body below the skin, and usually involve blunt force. Major crush injuries include head fractures, facial trauma, severe lacerations and blunt force chest-and-abdominal trauma, among others. Additionally, because of the events which lead up to crush injuries, victims will often require extrication or some kind of rescue to get them out of the dangerous situation.

While it is true accidents can happen, we urge everyone to do their part to ensure safety in their surroundings. Avoid  areas with hazards such as rockfalls and construction sites if possible, and be cautious if it is necessary. For their part, construction crews should adhere to safety guidelines and make sure that any equipment they use will not become a hazard for anyone else. Make sure that your own home is able to withstand any kind of rough weather, particularly if it’s a mobile home. Ensuring our safety can also ensure the safety of others.