SUV Passengers Hospitalized in Grandview Semi-Truck Crash
Grandview, WA (June 26, 2021) – On Thursday, five SUV passengers were injured in semi-truck crash on North Country Line Road.
The accident took place near the intersection of West McCreadie Road. Officers said this crossing is east of the more densely populated city of Grandview and north of Interstate 82.
Responders rushed the five victims to a nearby hospital for medical evaluation and treatment.
The truck tipped on its side and blocked a large portion of the roadway. Also, a nearby fence was damaged in the crash, as well as the street signs and a stop sign.
Meanwhile, the authorities did not say anything about the condition of the SUV Driver.
Moreover, the authorities are working to determine the causes of this accident. They did not say whether impairment from drugs/alcohol or distracted driving was a factor in this accident.
Since you cannot read the intention of the driver in front of you, don’t tailgate. 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.
Thus it is indeed crucial that everyone drives defensively in order to avoid traffic accidents as much as possible.
Here are some of the things that we can do to practice defensive driving:
Always drive at a controllable speed.
It is also important not to assume you know the other driver’s intention.
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 phone use, unstrapped toddlers, etc.
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