Spokane, Washington - One Person Found Dead in Rollover Crash
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Spokane, Washington – One Person Found Dead in Rollover Crash

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Posted on August 1, 2019

Spokane, Washington (July 26, 2019) – A man died in a car accident on North Wood Road near West Martha Lane on Friday afternoon. The victim was found trapped inside the vehicle, and was later pronounced dead on the scene. It appears no other vehicles were involved in the crash.

The accident was first reported to the Spokane County sheriff’s deputies around 12:45 p.m. According to the report, the victim was traveling south on Wood Road when he began to drive off the west side of the roadway. The victim overcorrected, veered east and crossed the northbound lane, at which point his vehicle rolled over. The cause of the accident is being determined. It was also unclear if the victim was wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident. The accident caused Wood Road to be closed for Friday afternoon.

About Vehicle Accidents

We offer our sympathies and compassion to 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.