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Poulsbo, Washington – Car-Truck Collision on Clear Creek Road Results in Two People Injured

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Posted on November 10, 2019

Poulsbo, Washington (November 8, 2019) – Two people sustained injuries in a crash involving a car and a pickup truck that occurred on Clear Creek Road on Friday noon. The injured were the 18 year-old driver and passenger from the car, and they were both airlifted to Harborview Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries. No injuries were reported in the occupants of the truck.

Crews responded to the scene at Clear Creek Road at Closser Drive Northwest around 12 p.m. on Friday. Acording to information from the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office, the car driver attempted to make a left turn onto southbound Clear Creek Drive from Closser Drive Northwest. However, during this attempt, the pickup truck which was on northbound Clear Creek Drive crashed into the driver’s side of the car. The cause of the crash has not yet been determined, but it appears alcohol is not a factor. Clear Creek Road was closed in both directions while investigation was 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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