Date: October 28, 2011, 10/28/2011
Location: Vancouver, Clark County, Washington
Type: Car accident
Outcome: Two injured
Two people were injured in a rear-end collision near Vancouver on Friday afternoon.
Just before 4:30 p.m. a 32-year-old man was driving north on Interstate 205 when he slowed for traffic and was struck from behing by a 21-year-old male in a Honda sedan. Both cars were totaled.
The driver and his 28-year-old female passenger, who was eight months pregnant were both taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center with various injuries.
The other driver was not injured and was cited for driving to fast, according to Washington State Patrol.
Washington State Speed-Related Accident Statistics
- Speeding-related fatalities have been increasing over the past ten years. The number of speed-related deaths from 1997 to 2001 was 237.8, while the average from 2002 to 2006 was 244, a 2.6% increase.
- In 2006, Washington experienced the second highest number of speed-related fatalities since 1997, with 253, second only to 2002’s number of 260.
- The speed-related fatality rate per 100 million vehicle-miles-traveled has decreased slightly, from .47 in 1997 to .45 in 2006, a 4.3% decrease.
- 59.6% of all speed-related deaths occurred on rural roads- for vehicle-occupants alone the percentage was 62.3%. However, a larger majority of motorcyclist, bicyclist, and pedestrian deaths occurred on urban roads, with 57.5%.
- On average, from 1997 to 2006, the speed-related fatality rate per vehicle-miles-traveled on rural roads was 2-4 times higher than the respective urban road rate. Rural county roads experienced the largest percentage of speed-related deaths, with 30.7%, followed by rural highways, with 20%, and urban city streets, with 19.6%.