Matthew Michelsen and Steve Groseclose Involved in Crash on Highway 28
East Wenatchee, WA (November 18, 2021) – On Wednesday, 35-year-old Matthew Michelsen of East Wenatchee suffered injuries in a vehicle crash on Highway 28.
The accident happened at about 10:15 a.m. on Sunset Highway.
54-year-old Chief Criminal Deputy Steve Groseclose drove his marked sheriff’s office vehicle with its lights and siren on into the intersection with Eastmont Avenue.
At the same time, Michelsen crossed the intersection on a green light heading toward the Odabashian Bridge.
Groseclose’s Ford Explorer struck the driver’s side of Michelsen’s 2020 Chevrolet Equinox.
Both Michelsen and Groseclose sustained injuries, but there were not taken into a hospital.
The WSP will investigate this two-vehicle crash.
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.
Vehicle Crash Can Result in Injuries
Moreover, driving is essential for many in order to move about in their everyday lives. However, it is one of the most dangerous activities we do daily. As often these accidents can 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.
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