Toppenish, Washington – One Dead, One Injured in Rollover CollisionRequest Free Consultation
Toppenish, Washington (April 22, 2019) – A woman was killed after another car collided with her car on State Route 97 on early Monday morning. She was pronounced dead on the scene. The other driver was injured and sent to the Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital. The extent of his injuries are unknown.
According to Washington State Patrol, the other driver’s car left the roadway and rolled into the victim’s car, causing her death. Drug or alcohol are suspected in the incident, but the case is still under investigation.
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 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 collision, injuries that can be expected are broken wrists, whiplash among other neck-related injuries, as well as head and spinal injuries. It is unfortunate that this incident caused the death of another person on the street, which is another risk of rolling over in a road.
As always, we urge all drivers to practice caution while out on the streets. As was the situation in this accident, be especially careful on late hours, especially 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.
Note: The exact location has not been provided.