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Moxee, Washington – Two Injured in Two-Car Collision

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Posted on April 24, 2019

Moxee, Washington (April 18, 2019) – The drivers of two cars were injured following the collision of their vehicles on the State Route 24 on Thursday morning. According to the Washington State Patrol, both men were taken to the Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital for treatment.

The cause of the incident was one driver failing to yield as he was driving on southbound Rivard Road. The crash caused both cars to be totaled in the accident. The driver who failed to yield right of way was charged accordingly.

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.