Washington State Patrol is looking into an accident that sent two people to the hospital. The collision turned out fiery, reports show. The crash ripped the vehicle in half.
According to the reports, officials say that the crash happened just after midnight on Mountain Loop Highway in Elk Plain. The impact of the crash torn one of the cars in half, sending it one hundred feet away into a field. The gas tank suffered due to the impact as well, and a fire took place. The fire then spread to a nearby brush. The second vehicle, which officials are calling the suspect’s vehicle, also caught on fire. It traveled several hundred feet before catching on fire.
Emergency crews transported both drivers to the hospital. They suffered serious injuries, but not deadly.
Officials claim that the driver to blame for this crash was speeding at the time of the collision. Officials took the motorist in custody on suspicion of DUI.
Prior to the collision, the victim dropped off its passengers at a nearby residence. Officials are saying it was a miracle that nobody lost their life.
After the horrific accident, officials closed the highway for several hours.
After such a horrific and heartbreaking collision, we must remind our readers that speeding is not just dangerous, it is against the law.
If you want to avoid a similar collision, remember that driving while intoxicated will impair your motor skills. This will lead to disaster as you might not be able to avoid a crash. Furthermore, when you are under the influence, you might be more likely to speed.
Speeding is dangerous because it makes losing control over the vehicle more likely to happen. If you care about your safety and the safety of your loved ones, keep that in mind and never ignore the risks associated with speeding.
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