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Puyallup, Washington – Hit and Run Causes Glass to Fall Onto Infant Passenger

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Posted on July 2, 2019

Puyallup, Washington (June 2019) – An infant passenger in one car was put into danger following a case of road rage as well as hit and run when a suspect smashed the window of the victim’s car. The glass from the smashed window fell on the infant passenger, but there were no reports of serious injuries. An officer followed up the incident and was able to identify the suspect. The officer was able to track down the aggressor, obtain a confession, and arrest him.

The date of this incident has not been specified, but it has been listed alongside other incidents in Puyallup Police Blotter in the date range of June 21-26.

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.