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Renton, Washington – Hit-and-Run Results in Two People Injured, One in Critical Condition

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Posted on July 25, 2019

Renton, Washington (July 24, 2019) – A hit-and run-incident on the Interstate 405 resulted in two people injured. The two victims appeared to be riding in a pickup truck, with one victim requiring extrication from the damaged vehicle. One victim was said to have sustained minor injuries, while the other is in critical condition. They were taken to a hospital for treatment.

The accident happened Wednesday morning on the northbound lanes of the Interstate 405 just before State Route 167. The circumstances leading up to the crash has not been detailed, but according to a Washington State Patrol Trooper the case is being investigated as a hit-and-run. The accident also caused the extended closure of two lanes on the highway.

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.

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