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Wenatchee, Washington – Two People Hospitalized Following Car-Truck Collision

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Posted on September 18, 2019

Wenatchee, Washington (September 15, 2019) – Two people sustained injuries in a collision involving a car and a flatbed truck in the area of Walla Walla Avenue and North Miller Street on Sunday. The injured both came from the car, with the driver identified as Cody Simmons from East Wenatchee and the passenger as Marlon Majano from Cashmere. The two were taken to Central Washington Hospital for treatment of serious injuries. The truck driver was unhurt in the accident.

According to to the report, Simmons was driving impaired and was said to be running hot laps in the area. The car then allegedly collided with the 32 foot flatbed trailer, causing injuries to the occupants of the car. The collision also caused the two injured to be trapped in the vehicle, and Fire District I extricated them. Speed and intoxication are being considered as factors in the accident.

About Vehicle Accidents

We offer our sympathies and compassion to the friends and loved ones of the victim. Unfortunately, this is not the only case of vehicle accident which involves a fatality. 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. On the other hand, the state of Washington’s  2015 Annual Collision Data Summary reported that 6,091 commercial vehicle or heavy trucks were involved in collisions in 2015. These crashes included 38 fatal collisions, 85 serious injury collisions, 1,352 minor injury collisions, 4,565 property damage collisions, and 51 unknown injury collisions.

Give the size and build difference between cars and trucks, collisions between the two often result in dangerous situations. Specifically, trucks can weigh 20-30 times more than passenger cars, and their height and greater ground clearance can cause smaller vehicles to be more easily toppled in car-truck accidents. Consequently, studies have proven that most deaths in large truck accidents are passenger vehicle occupants, who are more vulnerable in case of collision. However, in a 2013 study, most car-truck accidents are often caused by car drivers, with relation to driver errors. Regardless of which vehicle you are driving, one must always exercise caution on the road. With both cars and trucks, drivers must be responsible for making sure their vehicle is in a good condition and not prone to vehicle failure, and to always consider the road and weather conditions.