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Vancouver, Washington – Four People Hospitalized Following a Hit-and-Run Collision on Interstate 5

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Posted on February 27, 2020

Vancouver, Washington(February 23, 2020) – A hit-and-run collision that caused a car to roll over more than seven times on the northbound lanes of the Interstate 5 caused four people to be taken to the hospital. According to the article from KOIN 6 News, no one was seriously injured in the crash, with a pregnant woman also expected to be fine. However, the causing driver is still at large.

According to the report, the incident occurred near Northeast 134th Street on early Sunday morning. The victim’s car was struck from behind and landed upside-down near the freeway. All four people inside the car were able to get out by themselves and one passenger waved at passing cars for help, and they were eventually assisted by a nurse who stopped by.  Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call the Washington State Patrol.

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 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.