Rollover collisions are fairly common. As a Bellevue personal injury attorney, I have seen plenty. However, in most cases, drivers don’t flee the scene with an injured passenger still in the vehicle.
This happened Sunday morning in Yakima. The driver in a rollover collision left the scene after injuring a 22-year-old passenger.
The incident occurred around 4:45 a.m. The man was driving eastbound on State Route 24 when he tried to make a turn onto Birchfield Road. Instead, the 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee veered off the road and rolled over.
When officers arrived on the scene, they could not find the driver. The passenger of the vehicle, Arturo Almaguer, was not wearing a seatbelt and was seriously injured. He was taken to Yakima Regional Medical and Cardiac Center.
Investigators believe drugs or alcohol may have contributed to the rollover accident. They are still investigating the scene.
No information has been released on the man’s current condition. Yet, we hope he has an easy recovery.
Rollover collisions can be particularly traumatizing for anyone involved. I have spoken to many people who have experienced this type of car accident and understand just how terrifying it can be to drive again. Although car accidents will continue to happen, we can all make our roadways safer by driving responsibly.