One injured in Cle Elum motorhome crash
One injured in Cle Elum accident
Motor vehicle collision caused by failure to yield
Date: June 28, 2011, 06/28/2011
Location: Cle Elum, Kittitas County, Washington
Type: Car accident, Motorhome accident, Motor vehicle collision
Outcome: One injured
One person was injured in a motorhome collision near Cle Elum on Tuesday.
Just before 10:30 a.m. while driving on State Route 970, 43-year-old Gary Wayne Trimble was driving west when a motorhome driven by 59-year-old Roger D. Wolf pulled out into his path from Teanway Road. Trimble struck the motorhome with his vehicle.
Trimble was taken to Kittitas Valley Community Hospital with neck, back, and shoulder injuries. His car was totaled. Wolf was uninjured and his motorhome sustained only minor damage.
Washington State Patrol is investigating the accident and has cited Wolf for failure to yield. No other details have been reported.
Recreational Vehicle (RV) Accident Statistics
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reported in 2003 over 70,000 people hurt in RV accidents. The U.S. Department of Transportation reported that in 2003 there were thousands of fatal accidents.
Types of Over-sized or Recreational Vehicles (RV):
Folding Camping Trailer
Van Camper or Conversion-van
Causes of Recreational Vehicle (RV) Accidents or Motor Home Accidents
Poorly balanced load
Rollover due to higher center of gravity
Driver fails to see a car in the RVs' large blind spot
Poorly calculated turns
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