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Westport, Washington – One Injured in Three-Vehicle Accident

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Posted on June 11, 2019

Westport, Washington  (June 6, 2019) – The driver of one of the cars involved in  three-car accident was injured and taken to Grays Harbor Community Hospital for treatment. There were no details on the extent of his injuries. No one else was injured in the incident.

The crash happened on State Route 105 on Thursday morning. The causing driver was a 17 year-old driver who tried to make a left turn and failed to yield, causing a collision with another driver headed northbound. This collision in turn caused the second car to crash into a third car. The State Patrol has said that the causing driver has been charged with failure to yield and driving with license suspended

About Vehicle Accidents

Vehicle accidents are common and may happen more frequently than you think. 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 particular accident involves a case of rear-end collision, also said to be the most common type of car accident. Like many other vehicle accidents, rear-end collisions often happen because of lapse of attention, usually when one vehicle follows another too closely. Injuries associated with rear-end collisions are whiplash, because the impact usually jerks the upper body forward. Other injuries include broken bones, head and spinal injuries, as well as wrist fractures.

Multiple vehicle collisions, also called pileups, are among the most dangerous types of crash situations. In this particular accident, three cars are reported to be involved, but pileups have been known to involve up to hundreds of vehicles at once and cause many types of injuries as well as fatalities. The most common cause for pileups seem to be bad weather which either obscure the vision of drivers or cause slippery roads, such as fog, heavy rain and snowstorms. As always, we urge all drivers to be wary while behind the wheel, especially in heavy traffic or unfavorable weather conditions. A single moment of carelessness can lead to an accident with dreadful consequences.