South Bend, Washington – One Man Dead in Truck CollisionRequest Free Consultation
South Bend, Washington (September 13, 2019) – One person was reported dead in a collision between a pickup truck and a dump truck on the intersection of Highway 101 and State Route 4 on Friday afternoon. The driver of the pickup truck, a 22 year-old man from Warrenton, Oregon, died on the scene. The driver of the dump truck was uninjured in the collision.
According to the report from the Washington State Patrol, the pickup truck was heading south on Highway 101. At the intersection, he tried to do a left turn but was struck by a westbound dump truck. The State Patrol has said that the pickup truck driver failed to yield the right of way to the dump truck.
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 a collision has resulted in a fatality. In 2017, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) have reported a total of 120, 993 car accidents. Of those accidents, 525 were fatal and 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 which 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 drivers to be careful while behind the wheel. When in a location where hazards such as poor illumination, rough roads or construction materials are present, be especially cautious. By doing this, we can ensure our safety as well as the safety of others in the nearby area.