Richland man injured in collision on I-182 near Badger

Richland man injured in injury collision on I-182 near Badger

RICHLAND, Wash. — A 30-year-old man from the Tri-Cities was brought to Kadlec Regional Medical Center after being injured in a car accident on I-182 near Badger Heights this morning.

According to a press memo issued by the Washington State Patrol (WSP), the two-car collision occurred around 7:51 a.m. on Thursday, June 3. A 66-year-old Kennewick man driving a 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe was headed eastbound at the same time as the victim, a Richland man driving a 1993 four-door Acura Vigor.

State troopers determined that the drivers of the Acura slowed down to adhere to the flow of traffic when the Tahoe crashed into it from behind. The Kennewick man is being charged for following the other vehicle too closely.

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Local authorities say that the Richland victim was promptly transported to Kaldec to be treated for his injuries. The victim’s status has not been updated at the time of this post.

The Tahoe sustained reportable damage and was towed away while the Vigor was totaled in the accident. Both vehicles were towed by Flatline Towing. Local authorities confirmed that impairment from drugs and/or alcohol did not play a factor in this accident.

This is a developing story. An update or follow-up will be issued if new information becomes available to the public.

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