Pullman, Washington - Driver in Critical Condition Following Rollover Crash
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Pullman, Washington – Driver in Critical Condition Following Rollover Crash

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Posted on September 16, 2019

Pullman, Washington (September 15, 2019) – A man was injured when his pickup truck crashed into a rock wall off State Route 270 on Sunday morning. The injured, identified as Hussein M. Zbib from Pullman, was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. He was taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane and was listed at a critical condition. No other vehicles were involved in the accident and no other injuries were reported.

According to the report from the Washington State Patrol, Zbib was heading west on the highway when his truck struck a rock wall near Sunshine Road. This caused his vehicle to roll over and end up on the west shoulder. It has been determined that drugs and alcohol were not a factor in the crash. The pickup truck was totaled in the crash.

About Truck Accidents

The state of Washington’s  2015 Annual Collision Data Summary reported that 6,091 commercial vehicle or heavy trucks were involved in collisions in 2015. These crashes included 38 fatal collisions, 85 serious injury collisions, 1,352 minor injury collisions, 4,565 property damage collisions, and 51 unknown injury collisions. Truck accidents can have many causes, and due to the size and road performance of these vehicles, the involvement of one in an accident can lead to heavy losses. Unlike other vehicles, truck accidents can involve many people other than the driver, such as the owner of the truck, the manufacturer of parts, the company which handles it, and so on and so forth. Truck accidents also have a varied list of causes. Weather and road conditions can play a part in it, as was the case in this particular truck accident. There are also of course driver errors, as well as lack of training in operating the truck. Additionally, due to the type of job, both drivers and vehicles can experience fatigue.

This type of accident where the vehicle has landed on their side can be classified under rollover accident, a hazardous situation where a vehicle turns onto its side or roof. This type of accident usually happens after trying to turn on high speeds. Injuries from these accidents can include conditions as serious as brain and spinal injury. Whether operating a truck or seeing one on the road, all drivers must follow regulations to avoid incurring damages and injuries to themselves and people around them. If you have been the victim of a truck accident, we extend our sympathy and compassion.