Seattle, Washington – Overturned Vehicle on the I-5, Minor Injuries ReportedRequest Free Consultation
Seattle, Washington (May 7, 2019) – The Seattle Fire Department responded to a report of an overturned vehicle on the southbound Interstate 5 at the Interstate 90 exit. The occupants were all extricated from the vehicle successfully, but according to the assessment of the firefighters one or more people have sustained minor injuries. The identities of the people involved have not been provided.
The accident caused traffic delays in the area as crews worked to mitigate the situation. The cause of the accident has not been detailed yet.
About Vehicle Accidents
Unfortunately, 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. Be specially 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.