Alan Valencia-Macias and Hector Acensionsantos Injured in Crash on State Route 397
Kennewick, WA (June 15, 2021) – On Sunday, 21-year-old Alan Valencia-Macias was injured by a vehicle driven by 18-year-old Hector Acensionsantos, in a DUI crash on State Route 397.
Authorities said Acensionsantos was northbound on State Route 397. Just then, his vehicle crossed the center line.
His vehicle struck a southbound car driven by Valencia-Macias.
Apparently, Acensionsantos fled the scene on foot after the crash.
Minutes later, officers found Acensionsantos.
Responders took Acensionsantos and Valencia-Macias to Trios Health for their injuries.
Meanwhile, officers said the cause of the accident is under investigation but drugs or alcohol are believed to have been involved.
Moreover, WSP said charges against Acensionsantos are pending.
Never drink and drive.
Prevention Is Always Better Than Cure
While driving is essential for many in order to move about in their lives, it is one of the most dangerous activities performed daily. That is because auto accidents are a major public health threat.
Traffic accidents are a leading cause of death for individuals ages 5-64.
Thus, it is indeed crucial that everyone drives defensively in order to avoid traffic accidents as much as possible.
Here are some of the things that we can do to practice defensive driving:
– Make it a habit to drive at a controllable speed.
– Also never to assume you know the other driver’s intention.
– Always be prepared to positively react to other drivers.
– This one, we should never neglect. Yield at intersections, even if you have right of way.
Most importantly, stay focused on the road. Remove all the things that causes distractions such as mobile phone use, unstrapped toddlers, etc.
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