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Redmond, Washington – One Person Dead, One Hospitalized in Car-Truck Collision

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Posted on July 18, 2019

Redmond, Washington(July 16, 2019) – One person was reported dead and another was hospitalized in a crash involving a semi-truck and a car. The victim was the driver of the car, a man from Renton whose identity has not yet been released. The driver of the semi truck was taken to the hospital as a precaution, though whether he was injured was not specified.

The crash happened on Redmond-Fall City Road Northeast, just west of Northeast Ames Lake Road around 4:50 a.m. on early Tuesday morning. According to troopers, the car was driving eastbound when it crossed into the westbound lane and collided head-on with the semi truck. The car driver died on the scene. The reason as to why the car driver crossed the center line has not yet been determined. The crash caused all lanes to be blocked in both directions.

About Vehicle Accidents

We offer our sympathies and compassion for the friends and loved ones of the victim. Unfortunately, this is not the only case of fatality in car 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.