String of recent accidents in Kennewick

KENNEWICK - A woman remains in a trauma center after she was hit while riding her bike on Clearwater last week.

There was also a bad accident on Canal last Friday. That driver is now in serious condition. And then there was a wreck involving a school bus also on Clearwater just Wednesday night.

Are there more accidents happening or does it just seem like it?
Kennewick Police tell us the statistics for December are not yet available. But they do say car accidents are down for January to November compared to the same time last year.

Kennewick Police say they've increased enforcement in problem areas. Officers tell us you can never predict how bad an accident can be.

"It's really fractions of a second. It's how exactly did the impacts occur when two objects meet -- whether it's a car vs. pedestrian, car vs. bicycle or two cars that determines - is this a serious injury? Or fatality? Or - just very minor injury," said Kennewick Police Sergeant Ken Lattin.

Officials also say milder weather is a factor to the decrease in collisions up until November.