Hipolito Gallegos Ponce Cited in Highway 12 Collision
Walla Walla, WA (January 22, 2022) – On Wednesday, 64-year-old Denise Aguirre Sarver of Mill Creek, OR, sustained injuries in a rear-end crash on Highway 12.
Officers said 34-year-old Hipolito Gallegos Ponce on an eastbound 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse was behind Sarver’s 2011 Nissan Armada.
Sarver slowed for traffic and Ponce rear-ended her vehicle.
Immediately, the emergency team took both of them by ambulance to Providence St. Mary Medical Center.
Moreover, officers cited Ponce for following too close, driving without a license, and driving without insurance.
Ponce’s Mitsubishi was totaled in the collision. Similarly, the Nissan sustained reportable damage, officers returned the vehicle to Sarver’s family member.
When driving, better to scan the road 1/2 mile to a full mile ahead in order to look out or recognize potential hazards in time. Our bodies weren’t designed to travel at 50mph. We were designed for speeds of less than 10mph. Thus, you need to learn to consciously break that natural instinct and focus farther ahead.
After Vehicles Collide
Moreover, driving is essential for many in order to move about in their lives, however, it is one of the most dangerous activities we do every day. As often these accidents happen, many people do not know what follows in the event of a car accident.
Furthermore, according to the United States Department of Transportation, there are approximately 300,000 merging accidents every year.
So, in case of accidents like this one, it is crucial that everyone remain calm in order to properly handle the immediate aftermath of an automobile collision.
Meanwhile, here are some of the things that we can do to practice defensive driving and avoid accidents:
– Always drive at a controllable speed.
– Never assume you know the other driver’s intention.
– Also, 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 distractions such as mobile phones unstrapped toddlers, etc.
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