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Puyallup, Washington – Rollover Collision on 18th St. SW

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Posted on May 20, 2019

Puyallup, Washington  (May , 2019) – A T-bone and rollover collision was reported on the intersection of 18th Street Southwest and 7th Avenue Southwest. The incident happened as a result of a driver failing to see a stop sign and pulling out in front of the cross traffic on 7th Avenue Southwest. There have been no injuries reported from the incident.

The date of the incident has not been specified, however it appears alongside other incidents in the Puyallup Police Blotter for the period May 14-17.

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 ad 34, 311 were possible or suspected of injuries. This type of accident where the vehicle has landed on the side or top can be classified under rollover accident, a hazardous situation in which victims may get trapped inside the car. Sometimes, outside help is needed to safely get trapped occupants out of the car. This type of accident usually happens after trying to turn on high speeds. Cars that are more susceptible to rollover accidents are lighter cars with a high gravity center, though it should be noted any car can roll over given the circumstance. In a rollover collision, injuries that can be expected are broken wrists, whiplash among other neck-related injuries, as well as head and spinal injuries. It is unfortunate that this incident caused the death of another person on the street, which is another risk of rolling over in a road.

As always, we urge all drivers to practice caution while out on the streets. As was the situation in this accident, be especially careful on late hours, especially if the road is lacking sufficient illumination. It would also help to identify busy roads ad try to avoid being in their proximity to minimize any risk of a vehicle accident. Any mistake can lead to injuries and damage not only to your person, but on other people as well.

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