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Shoreline, Washington – Erratic Driving Causes Two Car Crashes

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Posted on April 4, 2019

Shoreline, Washington (April 2, 2019) – Erratic driving caused two car crashes on Shoreline roads on Tuesday night. The first crash was reported to be at North 155th Street and Ashworth Avenue North in Shoreline when the driver crashed into at least one other car in the area. He drove on despite the accident, and either abandoned or crashed his vehicle at Richmond Beach Saltwater Park at Northwest 190th Street and 20th Avenue Northwest. The man then either jumped or fell down the bluff and was trapped in the bushes until rescue crews worked to get him back on street level. There have been no reported injuries from these incidents.

The driver apparently left a suicide note before driving off.

About Vehicle Accidents

This incident shows the visible dangers of reckless driving, which can harm one’s self or harm others. Unfortunately, this is not the only case of car accident. 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. 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 where 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 driver to remain cautious on the streets. Vehicle accidents of any type can result in loss, damage, injuries and death not only to the driver, but to passengers, occupants of other vehicles, and pedestrians on the street. If you have been a victim of a similar accident, do not hesitate to reach out for aid.