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Seattle, Washington – Multiple Injuries In Ambulance-Car Collision

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Posted on June 10, 2019

Seattle, Washington (June 8, 2019) – Three people sustained injuries when an ambulance collided with a car at Boren Avenue and James Street. One victim, a woman who was trapped in the car, was described to be in serious but stable condition. Two medical professionals that were in the ambulance sustained minor injuries, and were also taken to Harborview Medical Center. Fortunately, no other people sustained injuries from the incident, including a patient who was in critical condition within the ambulance, who was safely transported via another ambulance.

Because the impact caused one woman to be trapped within the vehicle, response crews came and successfully extricated her from the vehicle. Seattle police is still investigating the cause of the crash, and is looking to see if proper yielding laws were followed.

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. 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.