Two separate crashes have resulted in injuries, according to Washington law enforcement. In each collision, drivers were traveling on I-90 at the time. It’s important that drivers are aware of these crashes. Especially if they can learn how to avoid similar collisions in the future by learning about the recent occurrences.
According to a series of local news reports, a woman from Spokane Valley and a woman from Moses Lake both suffered injuries in two separate I-90 crashes. The Moses Lake woman, a 48-year-old driver, was injured one mile west of Easton. A 66-year-old woman was traveling a semi truck and trailer in the westbound lanes in the morning in the right lane when the 48-year-old behind the wheel of a Dodge Durango attempted to pass the other driver. As she changed to the left lane, the driver lost control of her vehicle, leaving the roadway and striking the barrier on the left side. Due to the impact, the vehicle crossed back all lanes before it hit the barrier on the right side. Bouncing back, the vehicle slid onto the road again, where the 66-year-old woman’s car crashed into the Moses Lake woman.
Just six miles west of Ellensburg, a 39-year-old woman from Spokane Valley was driving an Acura Integra eastbound, when she too lost control of her vehicle, striking the barrier on the left side. A Kia Sportgage traveling nearby ended up crashing into the Acura. A second car was also impacted. The 39-year-old was injured, while the other two drivers did not sustain any injuries.
The Spokane Valley woman involved in the first collision is reportedly facing charges for driving too fast for conditions. And, as any Washington driver knows, this means that, all too often, drivers seem to ignore how powerful the weather is in the Evergreen State. The result? Crashes.
By ignoring the weather and the risk of crashes, drivers run the risk of being injured — sometimes seriously. Do not let that happen to you by knowing the road conditions and acting accordingly. If the road is slippery or icy, slow down. It could save your life.
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