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Rock Island, Washington – Fleeing Suspect Strikes Guardrail, Occupied Car at State Route 28

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Posted on January 7, 2020

Rock Island, Washington (January 4, 2020) – A suspect fleeing from Douglas County deputies caused a chase which ended in a collision against a guardrail and an occupied car on the shoulder of the highway. According to the report from 560KPQ News Radio, no one involved had sustained any major injuries. The suspect, Jessica Fisk, was arrested.

According to the report, a deputy first saw Fisk near Rock Island BJ’s around 9:29 p.m. When the deputy attempted a traffic stop on the suspect, Fisk fled. While the first deputy terminated pursuit for safety reasons, another deputy saw Fisk’s reckless driving and pursued the vehicle on eastbound State Route 28. During the chase, Fisk lost control of her vehicle and struck a guardrail at milepost 12, but continued driving. The chase ended when Fisk lost control again at milepost 15, striking an occupied car on the shoulder. She was arrested and booked into Chelan County Regional Jail.

About Vehicle Accidents

While this particular incident contains a criminal element, it is important to note that accidents of other causes can also result in damage or injuries. 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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