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Tukwila, Washington – Reports of a Hit-And-Run in Road Rage Incident

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Posted on May 20, 2019

Tukwila, Washington (May 17, 2019) – A hit-and-run was said to have caused an incident at the intersection of Southcenter Boulevard and 42nd Avenue South. No one has been reported to be injured in either vehicle involved.

The hit-and-run case appears to have stemmed from a prolonged case of road rage. A traffic dispute led to one car following the other all the way to Tukwila, up to the location where police were called. Two persons of interest have been detained. No more details have been provided as investigation is still ongoing.

About Vehicle Accidents

While this accident is possibly brought about by a criminal element, we would also like to say a few reminders abou vehicle safety. 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.