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Maltby, Washington – Two People Injured in Two-Vehicle Rollover Crash

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Posted on September 1, 2019

Maltby, Washington (August 30, 2019) – Two people were injured in a collision involving two vehicles at State Route 9, north of State Route 524 on Friday morning. The injured were the drivers of the two vehicles, a Chevy Suburban and a Ford pickup. The driver of the Suburban, a 39 year-old man from Kirkland, was trapped in his vehicle and required extrication. He was transported to the hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the pickup, a 37 year-old man from Granite Falls, sustained minor injuries and was also taken to the hospital.

Response crews arrived on the scene around 8:15 a.m. According to preliminary investigation, the Suburban was heading north on State Route 9. The pickup, which had a utility trailer behind it, was southbound on the same road. When the pickup turned left, it crashed into the Suburban. The crash caused the northbound lanes of State Route 9 to be closed for more than two hours as investigation and clean-up operations were being done. It has been determined that neither drugs or alcohol were involved in the crash.

About Vehicle Accidents

Unfortunately, car 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 ad 34, 311 were possible or suspected of injuries. This type of accident where the vehicle has landed on the side or top can be classified under rollover accident, a hazardous situation in which victims may get trapped inside the car. Sometimes, outside help is needed to safely get trapped occupants out of the car. This type of accident usually happens after trying to turn on high speeds. Cars that are more susceptible to rollover accidents are lighter cars with a high gravity center, though it should be noted any car can roll over given the circumstance. In a rollover crash, injuries that can be expected are broken wrists, whiplash among other neck-related injuries, as well as head and spinal injuries. Wearing a seat belt helps mitigate possible injuries in this particular type of incident, and also minimizes the chances of being flung from the vehicle when it flips over.

As always, we urge all drivers to practice caution while out on the streets. Be specially if the road is lacking sufficient illumination. It would also help to identify busy roads ad try to avoid being in their proximity to minimize any risk of a vehicle accident. Any mistake can lead to injuries and damage not only to your person, but on other people as well.