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Seattle, Washington – Hit And Run Causes Crash at Fairview Avenue and Denny Way

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Posted on December 25, 2019

Seattle, Washington (December 25, 2019) – Update: Crews from the Seattle Fire Department responded to a car crash at Fairview Avenue North and Denny Way on Wednesday afternoon. The crashed vehicle, which had been turned on its side, had three occupants. One of the occupants was transported to a local hospital in stable condition. The causing driver attempted to flee the scene but has been apprehended and was also taken to a hospital for evaluation.

Crews responded to the scene around 3:50 p.m. The cause and circumstances of the collision has not yet been reported, but Seattle Police are investigating the case as a possible DUI.

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. Wearing a seat belt helps mitigate possible injuries in this particular type of incident, and also minimizes the chances of being flung from the vehicle when it flips over.

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.