Puyallup, Washington - Hit and Run on South Meridian
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Puyallup, Washington – Hit and Run on South Meridian

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Posted on June 18, 2019

Puyallup, Washington (June 2019) – One vehicle collided with another in an incident of a hit and run which occurred on the 3700 block of South Meridian. The hit and run has not been listed as an injury collision, and there were no mentions of injuries in the report. According to the report, the victim was driving on South Meridian when they were struck by a female suspect, who kept driving despite the efforts of the victim to catch her attention. However, as the suspect’s license plate had been obtained, contact was later made at her residence. The suspect claimed that the incident went the other way around, and stated that the victim’s vehicle had struck her. The suspect was arrested for investigation of hit and run.

The exact date of the incident has not been provided, but is recorded alongside other cases in Puyallup’s Police blotter in the date range June 11-17.

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.