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Tieton, Washington – One Dead, Multiple Injuries In Truck-Van Collision

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Posted on June 26, 2019

Tieton, Washington (June 22, 2019) – One person was killed and multiple people were reported injured in a truck-van collision that occurred at the intersection of North Tieton Road and Rosenkranz Road. The identities of the victims have not yet been revealed, and the conditions of the injured victims are also unknown.

The cause of the crash is yet to be determined, but it appears that the truck driver was at fault. The work truck, which was heading east on Rosenkranz Road, failed to halt at the stop sign and crashed into the side of a 12 passenger van. While investigation is ongoing, the driver of the truck might be facing vehicular homicide charges in the future. Residents in the area are asking for flashing lights in addition to the stop sign to help prevent more accidents in the future.

About Vehicle Accidents

We offer our sympathies and compassion for the friends and loved ones of the victim. Unfortunately, vehicle accidents can occur much 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 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.