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Orondo, Washington – One Injured in Rollover Crash on US 97

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Posted on May 15, 2019

Orondo, Washington (May 13, 2019) – One person was injured after his vehicle cashed on the US 97 a mile south of Orondo on Monday night. The victim, who was the driver and sole occupant of the crashed vehicle, was treated on the scene and did not require to go to the hospital. No other people were injured.

The incident happened near midnight on Monday. According to the report, it appeared that the SUV left the roadway and veered into the northbound ditch, where the vehicle struck a rock embankment. The vehicle then rolled over and ended up resting on its top side in the southbound lane. The Orondo Fire, Ballard Ambulance and Washington State Patrol responded to the incident in the early hours of Tuesday morning. The driver was successfully extricated and treated on the scene. He was wearing a seat belt before the crash happened. The cause of the accident has not been identified.

About Vehicle Accidents

Unfortunately, car 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.

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.