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Spokane, Washington – Three People Injured in Collision Involving A Bus and Two Cars

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Posted on October 21, 2019

Spokane, Washington(October 16, 2019) – Three people sustained injuries in a collision involving a school bus and two cars at West Rowan Street and North Rowan Avenue on Wednesday afternoon. The driver of one vehicle was said to have likely suffered a broken wrist, with a child passenger in her car sustaining a cut lip and some bruising. These two patients were taken to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center for treatment. The driver who was suspected to have caused the crash was identified as Edward Ellenz, and he was given medical treatment for minor injuries before being booked into jail. None of the people on the bus were injured in the incident.

Officers from the Spokane Police Department responded to the scene around 4 p.m. According to the report, Ellenz failed to stop at a stop sign, resulting in the crash. The incident is still under investigation, but it is believed alcohol may be a factor in the incident.

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.