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Silverdale, Washington – One Person Injured in Car-Truck Collision on Highway 3

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Posted on October 30, 2019

Silverdale, Washington (October 28. 2019) – One man was injured after a flatbed truck collided his car on Highway 3 near the Highway 303 exchange on Monday morning. The patient, a 28 year-old man from Bremerton, was taken to Harrison Medical Center for treatment. There has been no further word regarding his condition. The driver of the truck was not injured in the incident.

According to the report, the incident was reported around 9 a.m. The Bremerton man was on the northbound lanes of Highway 3 when he braked for a deer. The flatbed truck then struck his vehicle from behind, causing the car to be pushed across the lanes and into the cable barrier. The incident caused lanes in both directions to be partially blocked for less than an hour.

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. However, in a 2013 study, most car-truck accidents are often caused by car drivers, with relation to driver errors. 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.