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Spokane, Washington – One Dead in Hit-and-Run at North Crestline Street and Wellesley Avenue

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Posted on October 16, 2019

Spokane, Washington (October 9, 2019) – A Lime scooter rider was struck in a hit and run that occurred at North Crestline Street and East Wellesley Avenue on Wednesday night. The rider was said to have died on the scene. The driver of the car, identified as Desean Weeks, fled the scene, but was arrested on Thursday afternoon.

The circumstances of the hit and run remain under investigation, and witnesses are encouraged to come forward with information regarding the incident. Police the suspect vehicle at Pittsburg Street and Empire Avenue, where it had rolled over after following the collision. The driver fled, but has been tracked down and arrested by the police. Weeks has been charged with vehicular homicide and felony hit-and-run.

About Vehicle Accidents

We offer our sympathies and compassion for the friends and loved ones of the victim. Unfortunately, this is not the only case of fatality in car 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.

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