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Seattle, Washington – Two Car Collision at 35th Ave SW, One Driver Hospitalized

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Posted on April 23, 2019

Seattle, Washington (April 20, 2019) – A two car collision occurred at 35th Avenue Southwest and Southwest Hudson street, with driver hospitalized after the incident. The injured driver was approximately 99 years old and required extrication from his vehicle. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center in a stable condition. According to police, the early indication was that the injured driver was headed eastbound on Hudson Street and was attempting to turn onto 35th Avenue Southwest when he collided with the other vehicle, which was southbound. The accident closed down the road for a few hours.

About Vehicle Accidents

Vehicle 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 and 34, 311 were possible or suspected of injuries. 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.  Head-on collisions are also often fatal, and overall has a very high death rate compared to other types of collisions involving vehicles. Our sympathies to all those who have suffered in these vehicle accidents.

The best way to protect one’s self from a dangerous vehicle accident is to take steps to prevent it. We urge everyone to practice proper driving and to always be cautious while on the road. Be especially careful on late hours, especially if the road is lacking sufficient illumination. Any mistake can lead to injuries and damage not only to your person, but on other people as well.