Man injured in rollover collision near Ellensburg

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One injured in Ellensburg rollover collision
Motor vehicle accident caused by speeding

Date: February 27, 2011, 02/27/2011
Location: Ellensburg, Kittitas County, Washington
Type: Rollover collision, Car accident
Outcome: One injured

Around 8:30 a.m. on Sunday morning, while driving on Interstate 90 near Ellensburg, a 29-year-old man was injured after he rolled his Ford truck.

The truck crossed the left lane and entered the median where it struck a bank and rolled over. The driver was taken to Kittitas Valley Community Hospital for neck injuries. His passenger was uninjured.

The cause of the crash was speeding according to State Patrol.

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.

Washington State Speeding Law

No person shall drive a vehicle on a highway at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions and having regard to the actual and potential hazards then existing. In every event speed shall be so controlled as may be necessary to avoid colliding with any person, vehicle or other conveyance on or entering the highway in compliance with legal requirements and the duty of all persons to use due care. See RCW 46.61.400 for more information.

Seattle Car Accident Lawyers
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