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Yakima, Washington – One Injured In Two Vehicle Crash, One of the Vehicles Involved Reported Stolen

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Posted on May 9, 2019

Yakima, Washington (May 8, 2019) – The driver of a sedan was injured after a a stolen car crashed into his vehicle at the intersection of West Nob Hill Boulevard and 34th Avenue. The injured driver was helped out of his vehicle, but the severity of his injuries has not been provided. The stolen vehicle fled the scene despite police pursuit.

The car thief was caught on surveillance cameras early Wednesday morning as he broke into a house and stole a black Kia. The same car was later seen causing the crash as a witness saw the stolen car speed through the intersection. The thief ran away from the scene, and despite a perimeter set up by police, the thief was able to get away. The crash caused West Nob Hill Boulevard to close down between the 32nd Avenue and 38th Avenue.

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 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.