Every now and then, we hear about crashes that expose drivers and passengers to serious, sometimes even deadly risks. Unfortunately for many of the victims, these crashes are often preventable. By talking about these crashes and discussing the factors that led them to happen, we often help other drivers who might not be aware of all the serious dangers associated with certain activities.
Recently, an accident involving a woman from Puyallup resulted in a fatality. The crash occurred when a 51-year-old woman driving a Subaru failed to see a car pulling out while stopped at an intersection of Vickery Road. As she continued, she crashed into a 1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo being driven by a 20-year-old, causing her vehicle to roll over. As a result, the woman was pinned under the wreckage. Authorities say the driver was not wearing a seat belt prior to the collision.
The woman was taken to the hospital after the crash where she was pronounced dead. Authorities claim that, if the woman had worn her seat belt, she may have survived this tragic crash.
The second driver involved in the accident was not injured nor taken into the custody of police.
While it’s important to wait until officials have more information on this crash, it’s also important to remember that the technology vehicles now have to make us safer should always be used. We hope that the victim’s family and friends are now receiving the support they require. We deal with similar cases regularly and we know how difficult this moment is for many to experience.
We hope other drivers are learning more about safety and responsibility in order to avoid similar accidents in the future. We also hope drivers keep in mind they should never hit the road before making sure everyone in their car is properly buckled.
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