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Spokane, Washington – Four People Injured in Car Crash at South Altamont Street

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Posted on May 5, 2020

Spokane, Washington (May 3, 2020) – Three suspects involved in an assault case crashed into a vehicle on East Altamont Street at East 4th Avenue, resulting in injuries. According to the article from KHQ News, the three suspects and the driver of the other car were taken to the hospital, but police have said that their injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.

According to information from the Spokane Police Department, the suspects were reported to have been assaulting another man on the 1400 block of East Hartson Avenue. When officers located the suspects, the suspects fled in their vehicle, leading to a crash.

About Vehicle Accidents

While this incident involves a criminal element, it should be noted that collisions of other causes can also result in injuries and fatalities. 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.