Tukwila, Washington - One Dead, Three Other Injured in Head-On Collision
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Tukwila, Washington – One Dead, Three Other Injured in Head-On Collision

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Posted on August 14, 2019

Tukwila, Washington(August 12, 2019) – One person was killed and three others injured in a head-on collision involving two vehicles on the 12000 block of Tukwila International Boulevard on Monday evening. The adult female driver of one car died in the crash. Her passenger, as well as the driver and passenger in the other car, all sustained serious to critical injuries. All of the injured people were taken to Harborview Medical Center for treatment.

The accident happened around 7 p.m. According to the police report, one of the cars was northbound and the other was southbound. The southbound car crossed into oncoming traffic and struck the northbound vehicle, causing the collision. The accident caused the roadway to be blocked while investigation was ongoing.

About Vehicle Accidents

Vehicle 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 and 34, 311 were possible or suspected of injuries. 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.  Head-on collisions are also often fatal, and overall has a very high death rate compared to other types of collisions involving vehicles. Our sympathies to all those who have suffered in these vehicle accidents.

The best way to protect one’s self from a dangerous vehicle accident is to take steps to prevent it. We urge everyone to practice proper driving and to always be cautious while on the road. Be especially careful on late hours, especially if the road is lacking sufficient illumination. Any mistake can lead to injuries and damage not only to your person, but on other people as well.