3 People Injured in Car Crash on SR 17
Othello, WA (June 22, 2020) – On Saturday, 3 people were injured in a car crash caused by Felix Rodriguez Martinez on SR 17.
The incident occurred when Felix Rodriguez Martinez, 74, was driving a 1998 Oldsmobile Cutlass east on Cunningham Road.
He failed to yield to SR 17 traffic and attempted to move east on Cunningham Road. His car was then hit by a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado that was moving south.
The medical team airlifted Rodriguez Martinez to Providence-Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane with serious injuries.
While his passenger, Rosalva Pelayo Gonzalez, 68-year-old, was taken by private vehicle to Othello Community Hospital.
Moreover, the pickup truck driver, Marco A. Pena, 48-year-old, was not hurt.
Consequently, medics took his passenger, Nirma Z. Pena, 48-year-old, to Othello hospital.
The state patrol cited Rodriguez Martinez with failing to yield the right of way.
As always, keeping focus while driving is very crucial. Keeping the right speed and our eyes on the road save us from lots of accidents.
How to Avoid Road Accidents
While driving is essential for many in order to move about in their lives, it is one of the most dangerous activities performed daily.
It is therefore important to know how to proceed in case you find yourself involved in a traffic collision.
Here are some tips on how we can avoid road accidents:
First, be a proactive driver, rather than a reactive one. Driving defensively prepares you for emergency situations.
Also, practice safe driving habits on the road at all times… even when it is empty, even when there is no police officer around to make sure you make a full and complete stop.
Then, avoid aggression and altercations with other drivers when driving your vehicle.
And finally, use road signals to communicate with those you are driving alongside.
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