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Shoreline, Washington – One Dead, Three Injured in a Three-Vehicle Crash on North 175th Street

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Posted on December 18, 2019

Shoreline, Washington (December 15, 2019) – One person died and three others were injured in a crash involving three vehicles under the Interstate 5 overpass on North 175th Street on Sunday evening. From one vehicle, one man in his 50s-60s died on the scene, and one woman sustained critical injuries and was transported to Harborview Medical Center. Another man from another vehicle was also taken to a hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

The crash occurred around 5 p.m. The circumstances and cause of the crash has not yet been determined. The incident blocked the off-ramp to southbound Interstate 5.

About Vehicle Accidents

We offer our sympathies and compassion to the friends and loved ones of the victim. Unfortunately, this is not the only time an accident has resulted in a fatality. Unfortunately, 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. Multiple vehicle collisions, also called pileups, are among the most dangerous types of crash situations. In this particular accident, three cars are reported to be involved, but pileups have been known to involve up to hundreds of vehicles at once and cause many types of injuries as well as fatalities. The most common cause for pileups seem to be bad weather which either obscure the vision of drivers or cause slippery roads, such as fog, heavy rain and snowstorms. As always, we urge all drivers to be wary while behind the wheel, especially in heavy traffic or unfavorable weather conditions. A single moment of carelessness can lead to an accident with dreadful consequences.