KENNEWICK, Wash. — It was a busy Hump Day for Washington State Patrol (WSP) Troopers in the Tri-Cities area, where there were 10 separate collisions reported including four in which the responsible driver failed to stop or exchange information with the person they struck.
According to a social media notice from WSP Trooper Chris Thorson, each of these 10 collisions were reported during the dayshift on Wednesday, October 20, 2022. This was an unusually high number for an average day in the middle of the week.
Such a high volume of traffic incidents in and near Kennewick spells trouble for Thursday, Friday and Saturday as hazy skies and the possibility of rain increase the possibility of drivers acting recklessly.
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As a result, Thorson offered the following reminder of basic rules to consider when riding on Kennewick roads:
- Driving the speed limit
- Not following too close
- Not using your cell phone
- Using your turn signals
- Failing to yield to other cars
If you don’t follow these rules, you’ll be subject to being pulled over by WSP Troopers to face potential criminal charges and/or fines. Being a responsible driver is the only way to help keep Washington’s roadways safe — particularly during harsh or unfamiliar conditions.
As for those who left the scene of these collisions before owning up to them, WSP Troopers will be investigating and looking out for the responsible drivers and their vehicles.
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