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Soap Lake, Washington – Driver Dead After Being Ejected from Vehicle in Rollover Crash

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Posted on June 13, 2019

Soap Lake, Washington (June 9, 2019) – The driver of a car that rolled over in a crash on State Route 17 was killed in the crash. The victim has been identified as Emily Allen of Soap Lake.

The crash happened about 4 miles north of Soap Lake on Sunday morning. According to the report by the Washington State Patrol, Emily Allen was heading southbound when she crossed the center line onto the northbound shoulder. The car then rolled, and since she was not wearing a seat belt, she was ejected from the vehicle. The cause of her crossing the line is under investigation.

About Vehicle Accidents

We offer our sympathies and compassion for the friends and loved ones of the victim. Unfortunately, car 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. This type of accident where the vehicle has landed on the side or top can be classified under rollover accident, a hazardous situation in which victims may get trapped inside the car. Sometimes, outside help is needed to safely get trapped occupants out of the car. This type of accident usually happens after trying to turn on high speeds. Cars that are more susceptible to rollover accidents are lighter cars with a high gravity center, though it should be noted any car can roll over given the circumstance. In a rollover crash, injuries that can be expected are broken wrists, whiplash among other neck-related injuries, as well as head and spinal injuries. Wearing a seat belt helps mitigate possible injuries in this particular type of incident, and also minimizes the chances of being flung from the vehicle when it flips over.

As always, we urge all drivers to practice caution while out on the streets. Be specially if the road is lacking sufficient illumination. It would also help to identify busy roads ad try to avoid being in their proximity to minimize any risk of a vehicle accident. Any mistake can lead to injuries and damage not only to your person, but on other people as well.