Driver Seriously Injured in Vancouver Crash
Vancouver, WA (June 27, 2021) – On Friday, two were injured in Interstate 205 rollover crash.
The accident happened just before 10:00 p.m. south of the Padden Parkway.
Officers said two vehicles left the roadway and rested on the east side of the freeway.
Authorities found one of the vehicles on its side approximately 50 feet off of the roadway. The female driver was able to get out of the vehicle and was helped by another vehicle that stopped to help.
Right away, responders treated her at the scene before she was rushed to the hospital with non-fatal injuries.
Meanwhile, the second driver rolled and struck a tree that caved down the SUV roof. The second vehicle stopped on its tires.
Then, the tree trunk broke and landed on the top of the vehicle trapping the driver. The driver was remained conscious.
When the authorities arrived, they removed the tree and extricated the driver. Then, they rushed the driver to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.
No further injuries were reported.
Since you cannot read the intention of the driver in front of you, don’t tailgate. 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.
Thus it is indeed crucial that everyone drives defensively in order to avoid traffic accidents as much as possible.
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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