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Spokane, Washington – Car-Truck Collision Leads to Structural Damage to Building

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Posted on July 4, 2019

Spokane, Washington (June 26, 2019) – A woman who was just released by the Spokane Police Department was the culprit in a car-truck collision that occurred at South Spokane Street and East 2nd Avenue. The suspect, Erin P. Edwards, was driving a car soon after being released when she crashed into a truck. The truck she was ran into hit a building, identified as the Marilee Apartments, causing structural damage. Fortunately, no one was injured in the incident. Edwards fled the scene on foot and is not being searched for by the police.

Officers initially pulled the suspect over for not having working taillights around 2 p.m. She was booked into Spokane County Jail when officers found out she had been driving with a suspended license, but was released. However, around 4:30 p.m., Edwards was said to have run a stop sign, tried to cross three lanes of traffic before crashing into the truck. Police are now looking for information on her whereabouts.

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 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.