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Lake Stevens, Washington – One Dead, Four People Injured in Two-Car Collision

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Posted on July 18, 2019

Lake Stevens, Washington (July 17, 2019) – One person was killed and four other people injured in a two-vehicle collision on State Route 204 on Wednesday afternoon. The accident involved a family SUV and a smaller car. The man in the smaller car was killed in the accident. A man, a woman, and two children from the family SUV sustained minor injuries from the crash.

The circumstances leading up to the crash, as well as the cause has not been determined. The accident caused State Route 204 to be blocked at Lundeen Parkway, but has since reopened.

About Vehicle Accidents

We offer our sympathies and compassion for the friends and loved ones of the victim. Unfortunately, this is not the only case of fatal vehicle accident. 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 accidents 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.

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