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Orondo, Washington – Head-On Collision Results in Three People Injured

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Posted on January 27, 2020

Orondo, Washington (January 25, 2020) – A head-on collision involving two vehicles on Highway 97 resulted in three people getting injured, with one of the patients being a juvenile. According tot he report from The Spokesman-Review, Jamie Clark from Deer Park and a juvenile passenger whose name has not been released were taken to Central Washington Hospital for treatment. The driver of the other car, Daniel Rosalino, was also injured and taken to a hospital for treatment.

According to information from the Washington State Patrol, Clark was driving on Highway 97 north of Orondo on Saturday evening. Rosalino, who was driving the wrong way, collided with Clark’s vehicle despite her attempts to evade. The Washington State Patrol has determined that intoxication was a factor in the crash, but investigation is still ongoing.

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.

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