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Port Orchard, Washington – One Person Seriously Injured, Two Others with Minor Injuries in Hit-and-Run

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Posted on December 25, 2019

Port Orchard, Washington (December 20, 2019) – One person was seriously injured and two others sustained minor injuries in a hit-and-run crash on Friday night. The injured came from from one of the cars that had been struck and rolled over. The causing driver fled the scene and is reported to be still on the run.

According to the information from the Washington State Patrol, the accident occurred just before 10:30 p.m. Witnesses reported a black Chevy Camaro was speeding and weaving in and out of traffic on the eastbound lanes near the Burley Ollala Road exit. The Camaro struck a pickup truck, which crashed into another car. The two vehicles were were knocked off the road and rolled over. The Washington State Patrol is looking for information on the crash and the causing vehicle, described as a 2010-2016 model year with front-end damage.

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.