Man crashes into Covington Creek, saved by witnesses

Story Highlights:
One injured in Covington car accident
Motor vehicle collision cause unknown
Crash details still under investigation

Date: March 14, 2011, 03/14/2011
Location: Covington, King County, Washington
Type: Car accident, Motor vehicle colision
Outcome: One injured

A 28-year-old Montesano man was driving on 192nd Avenue Northeast, south of Convington, when his pickup truck lost control and crashed through a guardrail. The truck landed on its top in Covington Creek, trapping the driver in the cab in three feet of running water.

People who witnessed the crash, stopped to help the unconscious driver. Unable to break the windows or open the doors, they managed to roll the pickup truck back on its wheels.

The driver was being strangled by his seat belt so one of the witnesses cut him free with a knife.

The driver was taken to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

National Car Accident Statistics
There were an estimated 6,420,000 car accidents in the US in 2005. There were about 2.9 million car accident injury cases and 42,636 car accident deaths. An average of 115 persons die each day in car accidents in the United States -- one every 13 minutes. According to the World Health Organization about 3000 people die in car accidents each day worldwide.

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