Seattle, Washington – One Person Injured In Two-Vehicle CollisionRequest Free Consultation
Seattle, Washington (August 28, 2019) – One person was reported to be injured in a crash involving a car and a van at the North 92nd Street and Meridian Avenue North. The injured person was an occupant in the white van. They were reported to have sustained minor injuries in the crash and was taken to a hospital for treatment. The driver of the other vehicle was a suspect being pursued by police, and he fled the scene on foot.
The incident started around 9 a.m. when a trooper attempted to pull over a vehicle that had committed a violation on the southbound lanes of the Interstate 5. Instead of pulling over, the suspect fled at high speeds, prompting troopers to give chase. The suspect eventually started driving along North 92nd Street, at which point the chase was terminated. However, the suspect then crashed into a white van at the intersection with Meridian Avenue North. This caused the suspect’s vehicle to catch fire, and he fled the scene on foot. The Seattle Police Department is continuing to look for the suspect.
About Vehicle Accidents
While this particular incident involves a criminal element, accidents of more common cause can be just as dangerous. 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.