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Rosalia, Washington – Two-Vehicle Collision Results in One Person Hospitalized

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Posted on November 20, 2019

Rosalia, Washington (November 19, 2019) – A crash where a pickup truck rear-ended a semi truck occurred on U.S. 195 south of Rosalia on Tuesday afternoon. The injured driver of the pickup truck, identified as Kevin S. Acree was taken to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center. The drive of the semi truck was uninjured in the collision.

According to the report from the Washington State Patrol, Acree was driving northbound on the highway. Around 2:30 p.m., the semi truck in front of his vehicle stopped to make a left turn, and Acree’s vehicle collided with the semi truck. It is not believed that drugs or alcohol are a factor in the crash. No road closures have been reported in relation to the accident.

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. This particular accident is a case of rear-end collision, also said to be the most common type of car accident. Like many other vehicle accidents, rear-end collisions often happen because of lapse of attention, usually when one vehicle follows another too closely. Injuries associated with rear-end collisions are neck injuries, particularly whiplash as the impact usually jerks the upper body forward. Wrist fractures are also said to be a common side-effect as victims instinctively use their arms and hands to brace their impact, causing the force of the crash to be directed at the wrist. Other serious injuries include broken bones, head and spinal injuries.

We urge  everyone to be in a stable health condition before going behind the wheel. Any condition that can cause impairments on your judgement puts many people at risk, which goes not only for drivers but pedestrians as well. 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.