McCloud was taken to Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland, where hospital officials say he is listed in critical condition. The driver of the Chevrolet Cruze, 38-year-old Chad Riley of Benton City, was not injured in the accident. Police reported that the cause of the accident was McCloud’s inattention and improper lane change.
Vehicle Accident Statistics
- On average, there are more than six million car accidents in the United States annually.
- More than three million people are injured as a result of car accidents, and more than two million of those injuries are permanent.
- Although there are over 40,000 traffic fatalities each year, studies show that this number is on a declining trend.