Orting, Washington - One Dead in Rollover Crash
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Orting, Washington – One Dead in Rollover Crash

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Posted on May 6, 2019

Orting, Washington (May 4, 2019) – A man died in a rollover crash at State Route  162 at Orville Road East on Saturday afternoon. He has since been identified as James I. Martin from Orting.

Martin was headed east on State Route 162 around 3 p.m. when the crash happened. According to the Washington State Patrol, the vehicle failed to negotiate a corner and rolled over into a ditch on the westbound side of the road. The vehicle was later found partially submerged in water. The accident reportedly blocked the road for more than an hour.

About Vehicle Accidents

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