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Renton, Washington – Two People Injured in Rollover Crash

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Posted on February 11, 2020

Renton, Washington (February 9, 2020) – Two people were injured in a single-vehicle rollover crash that occurred on the 3100 block of Talbot Road South on Sunday evening. According to the article from KOMO News, responders founds the car upside-down at the scene with two people inside. The two patients were taken to a hospital for treatment of critical injuries.

The crash occurred around 8 p.m. The cause and circumstances of the crash have not yet been determined, but it appears no other vehicles were involved in the incident. The crash caused the road to be closed for two hours while investigation was ongoing.

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 ad 34, 311 were possible or suspected of injuries. This type of accident where the vehicle has landed on the side or top can be classified under rollover accident, a hazardous situation in which victims may get trapped inside the car. Sometimes, outside help is needed to safely get trapped occupants out of the car. This type of accident usually happens after trying to turn on high speeds. Cars that are more susceptible to rollover accidents are lighter cars with a high gravity center, though it should be noted any car can roll over given the circumstance. In a rollover crash, injuries that can be expected are broken wrists, whiplash among other neck-related injuries, as well as head and spinal injuries. Wearing a seat belt helps mitigate possible injuries in this particular type of incident, and also minimizes the chances of being flung from the vehicle when it flips over.

As always, we urge all drivers to practice caution while out on the streets. Be specially if the road is lacking sufficient illumination. It would also help to identify busy roads ad try to avoid being in their proximity to minimize any risk of a vehicle accident. Any mistake can lead to injuries and damage not only to your person, but on other people as well.