T-bone Car Crash at Same Location as Rollover Accident in Ferndale, WA One Month Before
On April, 27, 2018 a white compact car was involved in a T-Bone car crash with a Saturn 4-door car in the 1700 block of Main Street in Ferndale, WA. The white compact vehicle sustained damage on its passenger side after being struck by a Saturn 4-door car. The two passengers inside the white compact vehicle were injured upon impact. The Whatcom County Fire District 7 aid unit was called to help the women out of the vehicle and assess injuries; crews had to use extrication tools to remove one of the women from the white compact car.
T-bone car crash, Ferndale, WA
Witnesses reported seeing a white compact 4-door vehicle driving west on Main Street. They saw the Saturn 4-door driving eastbound before striking the white compact car is it attempted to turn left into the parking lot by the NAPA Auto Parts store in the 1700 block of Main Street. Both women in the white compact car were transported to PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center using basic life support protocol (BLS). The driver of the Saturn did not require treatment.
The compact car was towed from the scene but the driver of the Saturn, that had sustained moderate front-end damage, expressed a desire to drive his vehicle away from the scene of the accident.
It should be noted that less than a month ago a similar car crash occurred at the same location which resulted in one vehicle rolled on its side and the driver needing to be extricated from their vehicle.
T-bone car crash statistics
T-bone car accidents – also called broadside collisions – happen most often at intersections when the at-fault driver fails to stop at a stop sign or traffic light or fails to yield the right-of-way to the other driver. T-bone accidents kill between 8,000 and 10,000 people on American roads every year and lead to severe injuries more often than other types of car accidents; more than head-on and rear-end car crashes combined. There is no doubt that newer cars have better safety features than they once did; airbags, bumpers and seatbelts have each saved thousands of lives. Part of the reason that side-impact crashes often cause such severe injuries and death is because of limited safety features due to lack of standardized safety installations built into doors to protect occupants. While some vehicles come with side curtain airbags to protect occupants in the event of a T-bone crash, most cars have nothing more than the door to protect the people inside the vehicle. Vehicle occupants are simply more vulnerable to injury when the door they are sitting next to is hit by a car compared to occupants who are hit in the front or back of the vehicle.
The type and severity of the injuries caused by T-bone crashes varies broadly from neck and head injuries to ear injuries, chest injuries, back and rib injuries, shoulder and arm injuries and/or hip and leg injuries. Neck damage is the most common injury among passengers on the side of the impact while chest injuries are the most common among passengers on the opposite side of the impact. Neck and spine damage can cause chronic pain, shock, and even paralysis in severe cases.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a T-bone car crash, contact an experienced car accident lawyer as soon as possible.
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