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Renton, Washington – Suspect’s Fleeing Vehicle Rammed Into by Police

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Posted on May 28, 2019

Renton, Washington (May 22, 2019) – A car occupied by suspects crashed after being rammed into by a Renton police officer at the intersection of Talbot Road and South 43rd Street. The suspects crashed into a wooded area, and attempted to flee the scene on foot. From the five suspects, four were arrested. There were no reported injuries in the incident.

The chase began when police recognized an SUV associated with a group of armed robbers. When officers tried to pull over the SUV, the vehicle sped away, initiating a chase that ended when the police officer rammed the suspect vehicle. The arrested suspects were later taken to jail.

About Vehicle Accidents

This particular incident contains a criminal element, but keep in mind that there are grim statistics regarding vehicle incidents. 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.