As a Seattle vehicle accident lawyer, I am aware that the early morning commute to work can be a mundane and tiresome activity. Little thought goes into the routine motion of the familiar route. However, becoming too secure with this everyday event could result in inattentive driving habits that can cause serious traffic collisions. According to KOMO News, two injuries were reported early this morning after a dangerous head on collision on the Fourth Avenue South Bridge. A small vehicle collided head on with a garbage truck around 6:45am. Both drivers had to be extracted from their vehicles by emergency personnel, a rescue effort that lasted 15 minutes for the driver of the small car. Both were taken to local hospitals with serious injuries. The police are still investigating the scene but early reports are indicating that the small vehicle crossed over the center lane and crashed head on into the garbage truck.
Head on collisions are one of the most dangerous traffic collisions possible due to the force and impact placed on the passengers of the vehicle. These types of collisions can often lead to serious neck and back injuries and can even be fatal. Utilizing careful driving habits each and every time you get behind the wheel is important.