Shoreline, Washington – Two People Injured in Collision with Speeding TruckRequest Free Consultation
Shoreline, Washington (March 28, 2019) – Two drivers of separate vehicles received minor injuries when a speeding truck collided with their cars. They were taken to the hospital for treatment. The first crash was reported to have happened at North 190th Street and Aurora Avenue North when the truck collided with a car, causing the latter vehicle to flip onto its side. The truck then hit another vehicle as well as a fire hydrant, after which the driver seems to have fled the area on foot.
The incident began on Thursday evening in Edmonds when police were in pursuit of a truck for reckless driving. At one point, Edmonds police ended their pursuit, but the truck continued traveling south in Shoreline. Police are still looking for the male suspect. As a result of the crash, all lanes in Aurora Avenue between the 192nd Street and 186th Street were closed.
About Vehicle Accidents
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. On the other hand, the state of Washington’s 2015 Annual Collision Data Summary reported that 6,091 commercial vehicle or heavy trucks were involved in collisions in 2015. These crashes included 38 fatal collisions, 85 serious injury collisions, 1,352 minor injury collisions, 4,565 property damage collisions, and 51 unknown injury collisions.
Give the size and build difference between cars and trucks, collisions between the two often result in dangerous situations. Specifically, trucks can weigh 20-30 times more than passenger cars, and their height and greater ground clearance can cause smaller vehicles to be more easily toppled in car-truck accidents. Consequently, studies have proven that most deaths in large truck accidents are passenger vehicle occupants, who are more vulnerable in case of collision. Regardless of which vehicle you are driving, one must always exercise caution on the road. With both cars and trucks, drivers must be responsible for making sure their vehicle is in a good condition and not prone to vehicle failure, and to always consider the road and weather conditions. If you have been a victim of an accident involving these types of vehicles, we extend our sympathy and compassion.