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Lacey, Washington – Multiple Collisions Caused by One Vehicle at Interstate 5

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Posted on October 30, 2019

Lacey, Washington (October 29, 2019) – Four vehicles were struck in road rage incident that occurred on the Interstate 5 on early Tuesday morning. There were no reports of injuries at the time of writing, but at least one vehicle was reported to have been totaled. The causing driver in a Dodge Ram fled the scene and police are currently looking for more information on it.

According to the report from the Lacey Police Department, the incident started on the Interstate 5 at Sleater-Kinney Road, where a Dodge Ram and and another vehicle were fighting for position on the road. When both vehicles turned onto southbound College Street, the pickup truck collided with another vehicle, causing it to crash into a third car, which totaled the car. The Dodge fled the scene after causing this collision, striking yet another vehicle with a mother and child in it. The Lacey Police Department are currently looking for a Dodge Ram missing its front grille, driver’s side headlight, and half of its license plate.

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.