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Vancouver, Washington – Three People Injured in Two Vehicle Collision

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Posted on April 14, 2020

Vancouver, Washington (April 13, 2020) – Three people were injured in a collision involving a car and a pickup truck at the intersection of Northeast 88th Street and Northeast St Johns Road on Monday. According to an article from Clark County Today, the involved  Ford Ranger ended up flipping onto its top, trapping the occupants. The truck driver, Christian Anderson, and female passenger Andrea Karschney, were extricated and taken to an area hospital for treatment of significant injuries. The driver of the other vehicle, Courtney Ogg, was also injured and was taken by a family member to an area hospital.

According to information from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, EMS and deputies were dispatched to the scene around 12:43 a.m. In the incident, the westbound Ford Ranger collided with a northbound Honda Pilot. The collision caused the pickup truck to flip over. No citations have been issued in the incident yet, though the Clark County Sheriff’s Office reports that one of the drivers failed to stop at the red light. Anyone with information on the crash is encouraged to help with the investigation. The crash also caused the intersection to be closed.

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.