Tacoma man arrested in I-5 hit-and-run accident that injured 4 women

A Centralia hit-and-run car accident on Interstate 5 injured 4 women late Saturday night. Four women between the ages of 58-71 all suffered back injuries when the car they were riding in was rear-ended by a driver who then fled the accident.

The Olympian reports that a Tacoma man, 30, was speeding in a Mitsubishi Montero on northbound Interstate 5 when he rear-ended a Cadillac driven by a 58-year-old Rochester woman. The Tacoma man then fled the accident scene by foot.

Four women in the Cadillac were taken to Providence Centralia hospital for treatment of back injuries.

The Centralia K-9 unit apprehended the Tacoma man and he faces charges of DUI, reckless driving, hit-and-run among others offenses.

Often a rear-end car accident can leave the victim with whiplash injuries. Whiplash injuries is a descriptive term for hyperflexion/hyperextension injury and occurs when the vehicle is pushed forward on impact and the victim’s head snaps backwards. Because the movement is violent and is outside of the neck’s normal range of motion, muscles in the neck and upper body are damaged.

The victims in this car accident would be well-advised to contact a personal injury attorney who can determine whether the driver that hit their car was insured.

This information is provided by Seattle Car Accident Lawyer blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured in car accidents including those with whiplash injuries.

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