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Oak Harbor, Washington – Woman Injured After Her Car Crashes Through Fence, Falls off Ledge

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Posted on January 3, 2020

Oak Harbor, Washington (December 28, 2019) – A car crashed through a fence and into a parking lot at Southeast Pioneer Way on Saturday afternoon. According to the report from KING 5 News, the driver driver sustained minor injuries and the crash and was taken to a hospital for treatment. The article has also stated that the victim has been released from the hospital at the time of the report. No other vehicles were involved and no other injuries have been reported.

The crash occurred around 3 p.m. The exact circumstances of the crash has not been reported, but the driver lost control of her vehicle, leading up tot he crash. Bystanders in the area aided the driver after the crash by laying her on a rug. The official cause of the crash has not been determined.

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.

We urge all drivers to be careful while behind the wheel. When in a location where hazards such as poor illumination, rough roads or construction materials are present, be especially cautious. By doing this, we can ensure our safety as well as the safety of others in the nearby area.