All too often, perfectly preventable auto accidents result in serious injuries. On other occasions, the same type of crashes lead to deadly results. Drivers who are serious about their safety and the safety of their loved ones should never ignore the risks associated with potential accidents. Especially if the risks are triggered by activities that could have been prevented by the vehicle operator.
News sources say that a multi-vehicle crash that took place in Washington state this past Friday claimed a life and sent people to the hospital. According to a series of news reports, the victim was a 60-year-old.
Reports show that a pickup vehicle traveling on the southbound lanes of SR 167 when the vehicle was allowed to slam into the back of a stopped car. The impact forced the rear-ended car to crash into the back of a stopped 2004 Nissan Murano, which then crashed into the back of a 2003 Chevy pickup truck. The victim was a passenger in the first pickup vehicle that crashed into the back of the Nissan Murano.
The driver of the first pickup truck, as well as the Nissan vehicle driver and two of its passengers were injured. The passengers were children aged 13 and 1. The Chevy pickup driver was not injured as a result of the crash.
According to the Washington State Patrol, the accident is still under investigation. And while the reasons behind this accident haven’t been disclosed as of yet, we hope the authorities are able to identify the factors that led to this crash so that others may know what went wrong and similar accidents can be avoided.
Our attention should always be focused on the road and on the act of driving. Accidents occur when our focus is not being put to use correctly. If you’re serious about your safety and the safety of your loved ones, avoid chain-reaction accidents such as this by simply refusing to become distracted, drowsy, or intoxicated while behind the wheel.
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As a vehicle operator, stay safe and teach your children to remain safe by leading by example and never ignoring the potential risks associated with distracted, intoxicated or drowsy driving.