Hit-and-Run Crash on State Route 7 Injures Two
Eatonville, WA (November 16, 2021)– On October 20, two people sustained serious injuries in a hit-and-run crash on State Route 7.
Investigating officers said the accident happened around 10:30 p.m. near 340th Street, just north of Eatonville.
The two men were driving in a black 2016 Hyundai Tucson north of Eatonville.
However, a car behind them rear-ended them and their vehicle went to a ditch.
Afterward, their vehicle crashed into a power pole.
As a result, the driver and passenger were severely injured, but the other vehicle’s driver of the other car sped off.
Officers were not able to determine the make and model of the suspect car. Though, they believe it could be a dark green or blue sedan.
Also, a witness said the suspect’s car could be a Volkswagen Jetta, and authorities. Officers said that it may likely have damage on the front right side with a broken bumper or headlight.
Please call Detective Shannon Beeler at (253) 538-3172 or Shannon.Beeler@wsp.wa.gov if you have further details about this 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.
Injuries in Hit-and-Run Crash
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.
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