Raymond, Washington - Fatal Collision on State Route 6
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Raymond, Washington – Fatal Collision on State Route 6

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Posted on April 3, 2019

Raymond, Washington (March 31, 2019) – A head-on collision on State Route 6 killed the 49 year-old driver identified as Shawn D. Clearwater. The victim was pronounced dead after his vehicle was struck. The Washington State Patrol responded to the incident at 2:14 a.m Sunday morning at State Route 6 seven miles of Raymond.

According to the report provided by the Washington State Patrol, Clearwater’s vehicle was traveling westbound near milepost 7 when the other vehicle crossed the center line and struck the victim’s car head-on. The WSP is suspecting the involvement of either drugs or alcohol, but have not yet given the cause of the crash.

About Vehicle Accidents

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 ad 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.  Additionally, as was shown in this article, head-on collisions are also often fatal, and overall has a very high death rate. Our sympathies to all those who have suffered in these vehicle accidents.

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.