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Wenatchee, Washington – One Killed in Three-Car Collision

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Posted on May 27, 2019

Wenatchee, Washington (May 26, 2019) – One young woman from Utah was killed in collision which involved three cars on State Route 97A about two miles north of Wenatchee on early Sunday morning. The victim, identified as Rachel P. Odima, of Clearfield, Utah, was pronounced dead on the scene. A passenger from one of the cars was also said to have sustained an injury, but declined treatment on the scene.

According to preliminary investigation. Odima was driving south on the highway and drifted into the northbound lane, where her vehicle crashed into two oncoming cars. Odima’s vehicle flipped over from the impact and landed in a ditch. The incident caused the roadway to be closed for investigation, but has since been reported to have opened.

About Vehicle Accidents

We offer our sympathies and compassion for the friends and loved ones of the victim. 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.

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