Wapato, Washington – Hit-and-Run Collision Results in Rollover Crash, One Driver InjuredRequest Free Consultation
Wapato, Washington (January 21, 2020) – A hit and run collision resulted in one vehicle rolling over on Highway 97 and West Wapato Road on Tuesday afternoon. According to the report from KIMA News, one driver sustained undisclosed injuries in the crash and was transported to a hospital. No other vehicles were involved in the collision.
The accident occurred around 2:45 p.m. According to the information from the Washington State Patrol, the causing driver was speeding and cut off the other driver. The same driver then fled the scene and was not captured by Tribal Police. There were no mentions of road closures in relation to the incident.
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 ad 34, 311 were possible or suspected of injuries. This type of accident where the vehicle has landed on the side or top can be classified under rollover accident, a hazardous situation in which victims may get trapped inside the car. Sometimes, outside help is needed to safely get trapped occupants out of the car. This type of accident usually happens after trying to turn on high speeds. Cars that are more susceptible to rollover accidents are lighter cars with a high gravity center, though it should be noted any car can roll over given the circumstance. In a rollover crash, injuries that can be expected are broken wrists, whiplash among other neck-related injuries, as well as head and spinal injuries. Wearing a seat belt helps mitigate possible injuries in this particular type of incident, and also minimizes the chances of being flung from the vehicle when it flips over.
As always, we urge all drivers to practice caution while out on the streets. Be specially if the road is lacking sufficient illumination. It would also help to identify busy roads ad try to avoid being in their proximity to minimize any risk of a vehicle accident. Any mistake can lead to injuries and damage not only to your person, but on other people as well.