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Tukwila, Washington – Car Crash After Police Chase

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Posted on May 1, 2019

Tukwila, Washington (April 30,2019) – A car crashed  after a police chase on Tukwila International Boulevard near South 154th Street early Tuesday morning. The suspect fled from the scene on foot, but has not been found as of the the time of writing. No one was reported to be injured in the accident.

Tukwila officers were trying to get the suspect to pull over the around 12:45 a.m. on that day. The man led the officers on a chase down southbound Tukwila International Boulevard until his car crashed. He was last seen in the area of the Washington State Patrol substation on Tukwila International Boulevard near South 178th Street

About Vehicle Accidents

While the situation is an accident brought on by a chase, people should still note that 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.

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.