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Renton, Washington – One Driver Injured in Three-Vehicle on State Route 167

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Posted on November 18, 2019

Renton, Washington (November 16, 2019) – One person sustained an injury in a crash involving three vehicles on State Route 167 on Friday. The injured driver was reported to have a possible broken wrist in the incident. No other injuries were reported in the crash. One of the drivers of the non-causing vehicle fled the scene.

The incident occurred on the northbound lane near South 180th Street. The cause and circumstances of the crash has not yet been detailed. The crash caused the northbound lanes to be fully blocked as investigators were mapping the crash scene. The HOV lane and the left lane were blocked until 1 p.m., when the crash was cleared.

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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