Stanwood, Washington - Driver Died From Injuries After a Crash at I-5
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Stanwood, Washington – Driver Died From Injuries After a Crash at I-5

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Posted on June 5, 2019

Stanwood, Washington (May 27, 2019) – The driver of a car which crashed on the Interstate 5 on Memorial Day has died from his injuries. The driver, identified as Alexis Ortega Verdin from the Tr-Cities area, was taken to the  Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, but died on Wednesday of the same week. A passenger in the car, a woman from Mount Vernon woman, also sustained injuries and is in the same hospital. Her current condition is unknown.

The crash happened on Monday night. The two were heading north on the freeway when Verdin swerved off the road around 7:40 p.m. State troopers suspect the involvement of drugs or alcohol int he case. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

About Vehicle Accidents

We offer our sympathies and compassion to the friends and loved ones of the victims. 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.