Nicholas Shelter Hurt in 2-Vehicle Collision on Highway 97
Omak, WA (August 4, 2023) On Wednesday afternoon, 37-year-old Heather Ogborn of Tonasket, and 29-year-old Nicholas Shelter of Omak, were hurt in a rollover accident on SR 97.
WSP says that the 2-vehicle collision happened at about 1:30 p.m. on the northbound lanes of SR 97, near the town of Riverside.
Reports say that Shelter fell asleep while driving causing his vehicle to travel onto the opposite lane and collided with an SUV driven by Ogborn.
The impact of the crash caused Ogborn’s SUV to roll over and crashed into the guardrail, eventually resting on the wrong way of the southbound shoulder.
Medics transported Heather Ogborn and Nicholas Shelter to North Valley Hospital. Both drivers suffered injuries due to the collision.
Always Drive Safely
Officials advised motorists to always drive defensively to avoid getting into accidents like the 2-SUV collision on N Grand Street and maintain their safety on the road.
There are multiple ways of keeping yourself safe on the road. But there are key concepts to keep in mind to ensure you are helping yourself and your community.
First, avoid distractions while driving (i.e. Using your mobile phones). Next, is avoiding drinking and driving, a high percentage of accidents due to DUI.
Then, wear your seat belts. Lastly, keep your speed at the minimum level and ensure you are not exceeding the speed limit. There are more safety tips, these are just simple things you can always remember to ensure your safety on the road.
SR 97 Rollover Accident: What Can Heather Ogborn Do?
Each year, around 20-50 million people suffer injuries due to road accidents. However, not everyone properly knows about the things you should do next after an injury crash.
The most valuable step you can take in response to a vehicle crash like the SR 97 rollover accident is hiring a personal injury attorney. Personal injury attorneys prioritize your recovery while securing your future from further losses a severe accident can bring.
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