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Kent, Washington – Two Seriously Injured in Head-On Collision

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Posted on May 10, 2019

Kent, Washington (May 9, 2019) – Two people sustained serious injuries following a head on-collision at the 26400 block of Southeast Kent Kangley Road on Thursday morning. The injured were both drivers of the involved vehicles, and their injuries described as “serious to potentially critical.” They were both taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, with one of them requiring an airlift via helicopter. The cars had no other occupants other than the drivers.

Medics and deputies responded to the scene around 11:30 a.m. According to preliminary investigation, one of the vehicles involved veered across the center line, which caused it to crash head-on into the other vehicle. Drugs or alcohol were not suspected to be involved in the case. The accident caused the road to be closed at the crash scene as clean-up and investigation was ongoing.

About Vehicle Accidents

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 and 34, 311 were possible or suspected of injuries. 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.  Head-on collisions are also often fatal, and overall has a very high death rate compared to other types of collisions involving vehicles. Our sympathies to all those who have suffered in these vehicle accidents.

The best way to protect one’s self from a dangerous vehicle accident is to take steps to prevent it. We urge everyone to practice proper driving and to always be cautious while on the road. Be especially careful on late hours, especially if the road is lacking sufficient illumination. Any mistake can lead to injuries and damage not only to your person, but on other people as well.