One hospitalized after rollover crash in Spokane


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One person hospitalized after rollover car accident
Highway 2 was blocked for one hour



Date:
December 6, 2010, 12/06/2010
Location: Spokane, Spokane County, Washington
Type: One-car rollover accident
Outcome: One hospitalized

A Jeep crashed on Highway 2 near Fairchild Air Force Base, hitting a telephone pole before rolling over on its top trapping two of the passengers inside. Spokane Fire Crews and Washington State Patrol responded to the crash around 10:30pm and were able to get both people out of the vehicle. A female passenger was transported to a local area hospital with unknown injuries.

Investigators reported that the roads were icy but are not sure if that was the cause of the crash. Highway 2 was blocked for less than an hour while they conducted their investigation of the collision scene. There is no additional information available about the cause of the crash or if there were any additional factors involved, like drugs or alcohol.

Nationwide Fatal 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 3,000 people die in car accidents each day worldwide.

Washington State Speeding Law
The driver of every vehicle shall drive at an appropriate reduced speed when approaching and crossing an intersection or railway grade crossing, when approaching and going around a curve, when approaching a hill crest, when traveling upon any narrow or winding roadway, and when special hazard exists with respect to pedestrians or other traffic or by reason of weather or highway conditions.

Seattle Personal Injury Attorneys
If you or a family member has suffered as the result of a car accident, Seattle car accident attorney Chris Davis and the Davis Law Group, P.S. can help you. We understand the devastation that can occur as a result of being in a serious auto accident. We are committed to helping car accident, trucking accident, and motorcycle accident victims recover the just and fair compensation they are entitled to receive under the law.



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