Many auto accidents have been occurring lately in Washington and this trend is concerning us all.
As we all know, summertime brings a series of dangers associated with an increased number of cars flooding the roads. As such,many drivers end up being highly likely to being involved in accidents as more vehicles are roaming the roads.
During summertime, there’s also another issue that causes drivers to become more likely to being involved in accidents: distractions. Worse than auto crashes, these distractions may lead to hit-and-run accidents, as distracted drivers are often unaware that they even hit anyone or anything.
The latest accidents to be reported in Washington state happened in Bothell.
According to the Washington State Patrol, one hit-and-run driver was responsible for two separate crashes, both that took place on Interstate 405.
On Tuesday night at about 9:30 pm, a driver traveling in the northbound lanes failed to stop after crashing into a car. As the vehicle continued north, a second collision took place in the Canyon Park area of Bothell. After the accidents happened, officials were able to find the driver. He was taken into custody and is now under investigation for possibly driving under the influence.
These Accidents Prove We Must Do More
The fact these accidents happened during Fourth of July simply show that many of us are still not doing all they can to avoid accidents.
Whether you’re going out to celebrate a holiday, a birthday, or simply seeing some friends or family members you haven’t seen in a while, drinking and driving should always be out of the question. The fact drivers are still not aware of this and are willing to put themselves and others in risk shows that we still have a long way to go until we’re able to ensure our roads are safe.
Thankfully, these two hit-and-run accidents caused by the same driver did not result in any injuries. Still, it’s important that these types of accidents are brought to an end.
For more on these accidents and more on what officials have said about the collisions, follow this link.