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.
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