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Puyallup, Washington – One Person Killed, Another Injured in Van-Truck Collision

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Posted on September 10, 2019

Puyallup, Washington (September 10, 2019) – One man was killed and another injured in a collision involving a pickup truck and a van at the 15200 block of Canyon Road East on Tuesday. The truck driver, identified as Timothy Christian from Roy, was pronounced dead on the scene. The driver of the van was said to have sustained minor injuries in the accident, but was not reported to need hospitalization.

According to the report, Christian was traveling south on the road when his vehicle jumped the median, causing him to collide with a northbound van. The van also struck two other vehicles as a result of the collision. Investigators have yet to determine what caused Christian to lose control, but have said that speed was not a factor in the crash.

About Vehicle Accidents

We offer our sympathies and compassion to the friends and loved ones of the victim. Unfortunately, this is not the only case of a vehicle accident which involves a fatality.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 and 34, 311 were possible or suspected of injuries. 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.  Head-on collisions are also often fatal, and overall has a very high death rate compared to other types of collisions involving vehicles. Our sympathies to all those who have suffered in these vehicle accidents.

The best way to protect one’s self from a dangerous vehicle accident is to take steps to prevent it. We urge everyone to practice proper driving and to always be cautious while on the road. Be especially careful on late hours, especially if the road is lacking sufficient illumination. Any mistake can lead to injuries and damage not only to your person, but on other people as well.

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