Gerald Sleater of Burbank Injured in State Route 397 Vehicle Crash [Kennewick, WA]

Gerald Sleater of Burbank Injured in State Route 397 Vehicle Crash [Kennewick, WA]

Gerald Sleater Injured, Benjamin Kofoed Arrested in Kennewick Collision

Kennewick, WA (December 12, 2021) – On Friday, 48-year-old Gerald Sleater of Burbank sustained injuries, while officers arrested 45-year-old Benjamin Kofoed of Glennwood in a two-vehicle crash on state Route 397.

Investigators said Sleater was southbound in a 1930 Ford Model Coupe on the freeway. Suddenly, a 2013 Hyundai Accent turning onto Columbia Drive struck his vehicle.

Kofoed was the driver of the northbound 2013 Hyundai Accent. He failed to yield the right of way while turning.

Immediately, rescuers took Sleater to Trios Health in Kennewick. Reports said he was not wearing a seat belt in his classic ’30s car.

On the other hand, Kofoed did not sustain injuries from the accident.  The authorities arrested him for failing to yield.

Both of their vehicles were totaled

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.


Injuries in Vehicle Collision

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.

Immediately call our attorneys at Sweet Lawyers if you suffered injuries in an accident.

Our hotline is (800) 674 7852. Similarly, you may also check our website and chat with our live agents.

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