During these past few days, Washington residents have seen a series of auto crashes that resulted in injuries. While these crashes are still being reviewed by law enforcement, we would like to help shed light on these incidents, helping drivers to learn more details on how certain factors may lead to crashes.
The first crash we learned about happened on state Route 28. According to reports, the crash resulted in injuries.
Officials reported that two people were injured in the crash. The 29-year-old driver of a 2003 Chevrolet pickup truck was traveling on the northbound lanes of Road A Northeast when a man behind the wheel of a Dodge Ram pickup truck headed west crashed into the Chevrolet vehicle at the intersection.
The Dodge driver and passenger were both injured and rushed to the hospital for treatment.
According to local authorities, the Chevrolet pickup truck driver failed to yield the right of way. He was cited for that mistake and for driving without a license.
The second crash to have occurred recently also resulted in injuries. This time around, however, four people were injured.
Multiple news reports show that a 31-year-old man from Bremerton was traveling on the southbound lanes of Warren Avenue Bridge at high rates of speed. He eventually lost control of his vehicle, crashing into the back of a Pontiac, also on the southbound lanes. Both vehicles were sent flying due to the impact.
Four people were injured as result of the crash. The two people occupying the Pontiac suffered serious injuries. The driver behind the speeding vehicle sustained minor injuries while his passenger was airlifted to the hospital.
According to Washington law enforcement, excessive speed and alcohol have been identified as factors. Click here fore more.
We hope all victims injured in both of these accidents are being able to recover promptly.
We also urge drivers who are reading this post to keep in mind that both distraction and speed make crashes more likely to happen. If you’re serious about your safety and the safety of your loved ones, keep in mind that driving is a responsibility you should never take lightly.
Stay safe and aware.