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Vancouver, Washington – One Dead in Car Collision at Roundabout

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Posted on March 12, 2020

Vancouver, Washington (March 7, 2020) – One woman died in a car collision that occurred on the roundabout that intersected Northeast 49th Street and Northeast 137th Avenue on Saturday. According to the article from The Columbian, an 80 year-old woman was driving on the roundabout when her vehicle struck another car on the passenger side. The unhurt driver and another bystander then pulled the womanfrom her smoking car. Bystanders called emergency services and performed CPR, but the victim died on the scene. No other injuries were reported in the incident. The cause of the accident has not been reported.

About Vehicle Accidents

We offer our sympathies and compassion fro the friends and loved ones of the victims. Unfortunately this is not the only time an accident has resulted in a fatality and injuries. 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.