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Shelton, Washington – Car Crash Caused by Distracted Driving

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Posted on June 7, 2019

Shelton, Washington (June 6, 2019) – A car crash on Shelton’s State Route 3 was caused by a case of distracted driving. Fortunately, no one was injured in he incident and no other vehicles were involved.

The distraction in this particular case was not texting or calling, but a puppy on which the driver was focused on instead of the roadway. The car ended up crashing into a ditch due to this.

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 ad 34, 311 were possible or suspected of injuries. It must be noted the fairly mountainous geography and surrounding water has created for a road situation which includes many tunnels, bridges, hills and narrow roads that can lead to car accidents. As such, we ask for drivers to be focused while on the road and avoid any form of distracted driving as much as possible. Be especially careful on late hours, especially if the road is lacking sufficient illumination. It would also help to identify busy roads and try to avoid being in their proximity to minimize any risk of a vehicle accident.

Fortunately, no other cars were involved in this case. Vehicle collisions are among the most dangerous type of accidents that can happen on the road. 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. Any mistake can lead to injuries and damage not only to your person, but on other people as well.

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