A two-car accident in Post Falls seriously injured two people on June 1, 2018.
According to the Coeur d’Alene Press, this accident happened a little after 1:00PM at the intersection of Ross Point Road and Maplewood Avenue. The two cars involved in this crash were a 1999 Chevy Tahoe and a 2018 Cadillac CT6.
Allegedly the driver of the Tahoe was speeding west on Maplewood when he struck the Cadillac’s passenger side. At the time of the crash, the Cadillac was headed north on Ross Point.
Allegedly, the Tahoe driver stole his vehicle in a Coeur d’Alene parking lot. Police caught up with the stolen vehicle near Ross Point where the Tahoe driver led them on a chase towards the intersection with Maplewood.
In addition to the two drivers, there was one passenger in the Cadillac. After safety crews pulled the driver and passenger out of the Cadillac, they immediately transported them to a local hospital with serious injuries. The Tahoe driver, however, did not need hospitalization.
Police are still investigating the cause of this crash, but they believe DUI might have played a factor.
Side Collision Stats In USA
T-bone accidents are one of the most deadly crashes drivers and passengers could get involved in. The latest statistics from the University of Michigan Crash Response Information shows that at least 3 million side collisions occur annually in the USA. Sadly, about 9,400 Americans lose their lives in side crashes every year.
As is the case in the crash detailed above, T-bone accidents most often occur at intersections. Distracted driving, DUI, and speeding are the three key contributors not only to T-bone accidents but all car crashes.
Even if you’re fortunate enough to survive a T-bone accident, you’ll most likely need serious medical attention. Many victims of side collisions suffer injuries such as broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, and damage to the spinal cord. It’s imperative for all victims of T-bone accidents to get in touch with an experienced car accident lawyer as soon as possible.
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