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Spokane, Washington – One Person Seriously Injured in Two-Vehicle Collision on I-90

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Posted on February 25, 2020

Spokane, Washington (February 25, 2020) – One person was reported to have been seriously injured in a two-car collision that occurred on the eastbound lanes of Interstate 90 on Tuesday morning. According to the article from KHQ, the patient had serious but non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to a hospital for treatment. No other injuries were reported in the incident.

According to information from the Washington State Patrol, the man was driving when the hood of his car became unlatched. He pulled over and had gotten out of his vehicle to address the hood when his car was struck from behind. This caused the man to be struck by his own vehicle. According to the Spokane Fire Department the incident occurred at milepost 188 of the highway, near North Argonne Road. The crash caused the right lane of eastbound Interstate 90 and the on-ramp from Argonne Road to be temporarily blocked.

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.