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Lake Stevens, Washington – Chase Ends In Car Crash at South Davies Road

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Posted on January 7, 2020

Lake Stevens, Washington (January 7, 2020) – A chase involving a reckless driver ended in a crash on South Davies Road neat South lake Stevens Road. According to the report from KOMO News, the 60 year-old suspect managed to get out by himself and was arrested by Lake Stevens Police. The suspect was also reported to not have been seriously injured int he crash and that no deputies were injured in the incident.

According to the report, police received a call about a reckless driver in a parking lot and street near Frontier Village just after 8 p.m. When police arrived on the scene, the suspect rammed one of the patrol cars before fleeing down North Davies Road. Two miles into the chase, the driver lost control of his vehicle and veered off road, colliding with a tree and rolled into a ravine. Police are determining whether impairment was a factor in the crash.

About Vehicle Accidents

While this particular incident contains a criminal element, it is important to note that accidents of other causes can also result in damage or injuries. 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.