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Carlos Flores Injured in Solo Vehicle Crash on eastbound Highway 240 near The Blue Bridge [Kennewick, WA]

Carlos Flores Injured in Solo Vehicle Crash on eastbound Highway 240 near The Blue Bridge [Kennewick, WA]

Carlos Flores Hospitalized after Solo Vehicle Crash near the Blue Bridge in Kennewick

 
Kennewick, WA (June 22, 2020) – On Saturday night, 15-year-old passenger Carlos Flores, sustained injuries after a solo vehicle crash into the embankment near the Blue Bridge.
 
Authorities later charged the driver, 15-year-old Yancarlos Beltran Garcia, with negligent driving.
 
The crash happened at 9:26 p.m on June 20. Dispatched officers arrived and located 2008 GMC Acadia on the scene.
 
Reportedly, Garcia was speeding when he took the left curving lane from eastbound Highway 240 to northbound Highway 395, eventually crashing into the embankment.
 
Both Garcia and Flores are from Pasco. As a result, Flores sustained injuries and transported to Trios Southridge Hospital.
 
At this time, Garcia is facing charges of negligent driving.

 
According to the United States Department of Transportation, there are approximately 300,000 merging accidents every year. In 2017, 485,866 accidents were reported solely in the state of California. It is therefore important to follow all the traffic laws to avoid accidents similar to that in Kennewick.

Safety Driving Tips

  • Aim high in steering, i.e., don’t make your steering adjustments based on what is directly in front of you, but rather what is down the road. If the drive is winding to the right, look as far into the turn as possible. This will improve your safety and make your shifts smoother.
  • Scan the road 1/2 mile a full mile ahead to recognize potential hazards in time.
  • Be a proactive driver, rather than a reactive one. Driving defensively prepares you for emergency situations.
  • Use road signals to communicate with those you are driving alongside.
  • What to do after an accident