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Seattle, Washington – Fatal Car Collision Along Other Death and Injuries in Carjacking Incidents

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Posted on March 28, 2019

Seattle, Washington (March 28, 2019)  – A 70 year-old car driver was killed in a fatal car collision with the gunman responsible for carjacking and other shooting incidents as he was fleeing a police chase. This death, alongside other victims in the incident, amounted to a total of two deaths and two injuries in the carjacking incident.

The incident started with an attempted carjacking when the gunman approached a female driver. The suspect shot and critically injured the driver, before firing onto a Metro bus next. The bus driver was shot and injured, but drove away from the gunman. The suspect then moved onto a red Prius, killing the driver and taking the vehicle. Police attempted to contact the man, who drove away at high speed. During the pursuit, the fatal collision happened a short distance away. He was caught after a standoff with the police.

About Car Accidents

Our sympathy and compassion goes out to all the victims in this case. While the circumstances have been unfortunate, it is by no means uncommon. 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. 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.

We urge all driver to remain cautious on the streets. Vehicle accidents of any type can result in loss, damage, injuries and death not only to the driver, but to passengers, occupants of other vehicles, and pedestrians on the street. If you have been a victim of a similar accident, do not hesitate to reach out for aid.

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