Mower Driver Injured in Issaquah Hit-and-Run Accident
Issaquah, WA (June 11, 2021) – On Thursday, a mower driver was injured in a hit-and-run crash on Interstate 90.
Officers responded to the accident scene at about 9:45 a.m. in the eastbound lanes, near State Route 900.
When they arrived, they located a damaged van and state Department of Transportation mowing tractor.
Immediately, rescuers treated the mower driver at the scene for minor injuries.
On the other hand, the involved van driver had fled on foot. The authorities then launched an active search.
Since you cannot read the intention of the driver in front of you, don’t tailgate. Make it your practice to always 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.
That is why it is indeed crucial that everyone drives defensively in order to avoid traffic accidents as much as possible.
Meanwhile, here are some of the things that we can do to practice defensive driving:
– First, always drive at a controllable speed.
– Then, it is also important not to assume you know the other driver’s intention.
– Always 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. Take away all distractions such as mobile phone use, unstrapped toddlers, etc.
Call our attorneys at Sweet Lawyers if you were injured in an accident. Our hotline is (800) 674 7852. You may also check our website and chat with our live agents.