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Tukwila, Washington – Driver Flees After Causing Hit-and-Run Crash

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Posted on September 27, 2019

Tukwila, Washington (September 25, 2019) – A hit-and-run crash occurred on Tukwila Interational Boulevard on Wednesday night. No injuries were reported in the incident, and while the causing driver fled the scene on foot, he was later found by police and taken into custody.

According to the report, Tukwila Police responded to a report of a crash around 8 p.m. A woman’s car was rear-ended by a Volkswagen, with the VW driver fleeing the scene on foot. He was found on the 15000 block of Military Road and has been taken into custody for investigation of hit-and-run.

About Vehicle Accidents

While this particular incident contains a criminal element, car accidents of common cause can be just as dangerous. 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.

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