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Manson, Washington – One Man Hospitalized Following Rollover Crash at State Route 150

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Posted on February 19, 2020

Manson, Washington (February 13, 2020) – One man was hospitalized after a rollover crash on State Route 150 where his vehicle ended up hitting a residence on Waters Edge Lane. According to 560 KPQ News Radio, the driver, 76 year-old Allan Riddle from Vashon Island, required extrication and was later taken to Lake Chelan Community Hospital. He is reported to be recovering well. No other vehicles appear to be involved in the incident and no other injuries were reported.

According to information from the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office, Riddle was heading east on State Route 150 when he experienced a medical issue. His vehicle left the roadway and rolled down a dirt embankment, ending up striking a home on Waters Edge Lane. The car ended up on its side, and responding fire crews cut a hole in his vehicle’s roof to extricate the patient. Riddle was cited for driving with wheels off the roadway.

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 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.