Vancouver Crash Injures Maria Gomez Pineda of Vancouver
Vancouver, WA (June 07, 2021) – On Sunday, 50-year-old Maria Gomez Pineda of Vancouver was injured in a DUI crash on Highway 14.
The accident took place in the morning, east of the freeway wherein two vehicles were involved.
officers said 24-year-old Craig Johnson of Vancouver was driving a 2008 Nissan Altima behind a 2015 Honda Fit driven by Pineda when his vehicle struck hers.
As a result, Pineda’s vehicle rolled over and she was injured.
Rescuers took Pineda to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.
Meanwhile, Johnson was not injured in the accident. However, he is under investigation for possible charges.
The authorities said both drivers were wearing seat belts at the time of crash.
Moreover, the officers said the incident was caused by speeding, and that drugs or alcohol were involved.
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.
Additionally, being a responsible driver includes not drinking if you’re driving.
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, as a matter of fact, 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.
So, 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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