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SeaTac, Washington – Four-Vehicle Crash After Police Chase

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Posted on May 31, 2019

SeaTac, Washington (May 30, 2019) – A police chase in the SeaTac neighborhood led to four destroyed vehicles and two broken fences. Fortunately, there were no reports of injuries from the incident.

The incident started around 12 p.m., when police were alerted about about a suspicious vehicle on 29th Avenue South. When the suspect saw the deputies, he sped off, ramming two patrol cars and causing damage to them. Another parked car was crashed into, as well as two fences. The suspect then fled on foot, attempting to elude police by hiding in a garbage can, but he was eventually found and arrested. Aside from the fact that the suspect’s car was stolen, he was also booked into King County Jail on suspicion of a felony alluding, and felony possession of a firearm.

About Vehicle Accidents

While the situation is an accident brought on by a chase, people should still note that car accidents are common and may happen more frequently than you think. 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.

As always, we urge all drivers to practice caution while out on the streets. As was the situation in this accident, be especially careful on late hours, especially 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.