Chevrolet Driver and Passenger Hospitalized in Guide Meridian Crash
Bellingham, WA (July 03, 2021) – On July 1, two were injured in Guide Meridian rear-end crash.
The accident happened just before 9 a.m. at the Axton Road intersection.
Officers said a northbound Ford F450 flatbed truck was stopped in the left-turn lane while waiting to make a left turn. Just then, a northbound Chevrolet Trailblazer went into the left-turn lane and rear-ended the Ford.
As a result, the hood of the Chevrolet folded up against the windshield after the Chevrolet’s front ended up under the flatbed.
Immediately, rescuers took the Chevrolet driver and passenger to PeaceHealth St Joseph’s Medical Center in Bellingham with serious injuries.
Apparently, neither the driver or passenger in the Chevrolet were wearing their seatbelts during the crash.
The authorities are investigating the incident.
Since you cannot read the intention of the driver in front of you, don’t tailgate. Make it your practice to always maintain some distance between your vehicle and the one ahead in order to give yourself enough response time should the vehicle ahead make a sudden turn or stop.
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.
That is why it is indeed crucial that everyone drives defensively in order to avoid traffic accidents as much as possible.
Meanwhile, here are some of the things that we can do to practice defensive driving:
– First, always drive at a controllable speed.
– Then, it is also important not to assume you know the other driver’s intention. – Also, be prepared to positively react to other drivers.
– Yield at intersections, even if you have right of way.
Most importantly, stay focused on the road. Remove all distractions such as mobile phone use, unstrapped toddlers, etc.
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