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Sequim, Washington – Three-Vehicle Collision on State Route 101 Results in One Dead, Six Injured

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Posted on February 24, 2020

Sequim, Washington  (February 22, 2020) – A three-vehicle collision that occurred on State Route 101 and Louella Road resulted in one fatality and six people injured. According to the report from KOMO News, a 38 year-old passenger from a Subaru Impreza died, while the six injured people have been taken to a hospital for treatment of undisclosed injuries. No further word has been given regarding the conditions of the patients.

According to information from the Washington State Patrol, the Impreza was heading west on State Route 101 and was waiting to turn onto Louella Road when a Buick SUV struck its rear. This collision caused the Impreza to be pushed into a Subaru Forester. It is being determined if the drivers of the Impreza and the Buick were under the influence at the time of the incident. The incident is under investigation. The crash also resulted in significant backups in the area but the scene has since been cleared.

About Vehicle Accidents

We offer our sympathies and compassion fro the friends and loved ones of the victim. Unfortunately this is not the only time an accident has resulted in a fatality and injuries. 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.