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Poulsbo, Washington – Two People Injured and Hospitalized in 4-Car Collision

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Posted on July 9, 2019

Poulsbo, Washington (July 8, 2019) – Two people were injured and had to be taken to a hospital after a collision involving four cars on State Route 305 at George Lane Northeast on Monday morning. One of the injured persons, the driver whom police believe to be responsible for the accident, was airlifted to the Tacoma General Hospital. The other injured person was taken to a local hospital. There has been no word regarding their condition.

The crash happened around 10:15 a.m. The circumstances leading up to the crash have not yet been determined. The accident is being investigated by the Washington State Patrol.

About Vehicle Accidents

Vehicle 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.

Multiple vehicle collisions, also called pileups, are among the most dangerous types of crash situations. In this particular accident, four cars are reported to be involved, but pileups have been known to involve up to hundreds of vehicles at once and cause many types of injuries as well as fatalities. The most common cause for pileups seem to be bad weather which either obscure the vision of drivers or cause slippery roads, such as fog, heavy rain and snowstorms. Additionally, pileups usually occur due to of rear-end collisions, also said to be the most common type of car accident. Like many other vehicle accidents, rear-end collisions often happen because of lapse of attention, usually when one vehicle follows another too closely. Injuries associated with rear-end collisions are whiplash, because the impact usually jerks the upper body forward. Other injuries include broken bones, head and spinal injuries, as well as wrist fractures.As always, we urge all drivers to be wary while behind the wheel, especially in heavy traffic or unfavorable weather conditions. A single moment of carelessness can lead to an accident with dreadful consequences.