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Woodinville, Washington (April 15, 2019) – A semitrailer was reported to have crashed in Redmond-Woodinville Road Northeast just south of Northeast 175th Street on Monday morning, blocking the roadway. Woodinville police and fire responded to the scene around 11 a.m. A tow truck was initially called to clear the road, but the semitrailer was later said to have been repaired on site. There have been no reported injuries.
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 collision, injuries that can be expected are broken wrists, whiplash among other neck-related injuries, as well as head and spinal injuries. It is fortunate that no one suffered serious injuries in this particular case, however not all victims are as lucky.
As always, we urge all drivers to practice caution while out on the streets. As was the situation in this accident, be especially careful on late hours, especially 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.