Tenino, Washington – Man Dies From Injuries in Car-Truck CollisionRequest Free Consultation
Tenino, Washington (August 20, 2019) – The driver of a car involved in a collision at State Route 507 near Tenino on Tuesday evening sustained injuries and was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center. The victim, a 21 year-old man from Montana, was pronounced dead in the hospital. The driver of the truck was reported to be uninjured in the incident.
The accident happened around 6:30 p.m. The car driver attempted to pass a pickup truck on the right shoulder of northbound State Route 507, but collided with the truck in the process. The accident caused the northbound lane of State Route 507 to be temporarily blocked for a few hours.
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 an accident where a fatality is involved. 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.