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Nine Mile Falls, Washington – Man Dies From Injuries Sustained in Rollover Crash

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Posted on January 2, 2020

Nine Mile Falls, Washington (January 1, 2020) – A man has died from injuries sustained in a rollover crash at 7-Mile ORV Park at North Inland Road. According to the report from The Spokesman-Review, the bystanders administered CPR to the driver and emergency responders later took him to the Sacred Heart Medical Center. Unfortunately, the man was confirmed to have died as of Wednesday evening. As of a report released on Thursday, the victim has been identified as Shad Bordwell, and  the Spokane County Medical Examiner has determined the cause of death to be a blunt head injury. A child passenger in the truck sustained minor injuries, but has been released.

According to the report, the victim was attending the annual Hangover Run event in the ORV Park. The incident occurred a half-mile into the park, which was said to be muddy and slick from recent weather conditions.The victim was apparently not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident, but the child passenger was. It was also reported that there were o signs of impairment and the crash is accidental in nature.

About Vehicle Accidents

We offer our sympathies and compassion for the friends and loved ones of the victim. Unfortunately, vehicle 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.