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Pasco, Washington – Truck Crashes Into Pole at 4th Avenue

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Posted on January 19, 2020

Pasco, Washington (January 17, 2020) – A truck carrying human waste crashed into a power pole on North 4th Avenue on Friday morning. According to the report from KIMA News, the driver was unhurt in the incident. It appears no other vehicles were involved in the crash and no other injuries have been reported.

The crash occurred around 7:29 a.m. near the Pasco Aviation Museum. The truck was heading north when the driver lost control of the vehicle as it slipped on the ice. The truck ended up going off-road and tipped over, striking a power pole in the process. Water from the water tank at the front half of the vehicle was spilled, but none of the human waste was spilled. The article from KIMA also stated that the scene has been cleared.

About Vehicle Accidents

According to facts from the Insurance Institute Highway Safety and Highway Loss Data Institute, about 20% of vehicle crash deaths are from striking a fixed object along the side of the road. The top three fixed objects that are struck in these cases are traffic barriers, trees, and similar to this case, utility poles. As for the causes of crashing into these objects, the case is generally that of driver error. Some of the top contributing factors are alcohol, driving under excessive speed, falling asleep or simply driver inattention. Additionally, a car crash caused by another vehicle can cause another vehicle to crash into another fixed object. Some situational factors are road conditions, weather, and poor visibility. In relation to poor visibility, almost half of the fatalities in crashes involving fixed objects are said to have occurred at night. While there are options such as placing breakaway or shielding objects along roads, or increasing the visibility of such fixed objects, the best solution is often to remove the fixed object if possible.

Regardless of the type of vehicle accident, the best way to solve a car accident is to try and prevent it. We urge all drivers to follow traffic regulations on the road. This includes following road safety, making sure one’s vehicle is stable and ready for the road, and making sure that one is not under the influence of drugs or alcohol before getting behind the wheel. Additionally, one should take extra caution on roads where there are possible hazards. In doing these steps, we can ensure our chances of avoiding any loss, damage, death or injuries while on the street.

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