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Leavenworth, Washington – One Woman Taken to Hospital Following Single-Vehicle Crash on Highway 2

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Posted on February 17, 2020

Leavenworth, Washington  (February 14, 2020) – A single-vehicle crash on Highway 2 near the intersection at Coulter Creek Road caused one woman to be transported to the hospital. According to the report from 560 KPQ News, the driver, 27 year old Arlen Day from Arlington, was taken to Cascade Medical Center. She was reported to be wearing her seat belt and the airbags in her vehicle also activated, and that her being taken to the hospital was more of a precaution due to her being pregnant. No other injuries were reported in the incident.

According to information from the Washington State Patrol, the roadway conditions were poor due to snow and slush. Day was reported to have been going too fast when she went around the curve, leading to her losing control of the vehicle and going off the roadway. The driver was cited for speeding too fast. While the incident slowed traffic in the area all lanes were reported to have remained open.

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.

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