Moses Lake, Washington - Woman Died From Injuries After Jet Ski Crash
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Moses Lake, Washington – Woman Died From Injuries After Jet Ski Crash

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Posted on May 13, 2019

Moses Lake, Washington (May 11, 2019) – A woman died from her injuries after she was struck by a jet ski as near Blue Heron Park on Saturday afternoon. She has been identified as Adra-Ann Rice of Des Moines. The driver of the other jet ski, who was a male relative, and the victim’s daughter were also taken to the Moses Lake hospital, though the state of their injuries has not been given. However, they were reportedly not seriously injured.

According to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, the victim was riding  jet ski with her daughter when she was hit by the jet ski being driven by her 17 year-old male relative. The three received first aid as they awaited emergency response, and they were all taken to Moses Lake hospital. However, Adra-Ann died of her injuries while in the hospital. The investigation of the crash is still ongoing.

About Vehicle Accidents

We offer our sympathies and compassion for the friends and loved ones of the victim. 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. There are several types of collisions 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 where 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 driver to remain cautious on the streets. Vehicle accidents of any type can result in loss, damage, injuries and death not only to the driver, but to passengers, occupants of other vehicles, and pedestrians on the street. If you have been a victim of a similar accident, do not hesitate to reach out for aid.