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Head-On Interstate Crash Injures Renton Teens

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on January 18, 2012

Four 17-year-old boys and one 16-year-old girl traveling down Interstate 5 near Tukwila suffered injuries when a driver heading the wrong way on the interstate crashed headfirst into their car. Investigators say the wrong-way driver may have been under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the head-on collision.

The four teens were driving south on I-5 near the I-405 intersection near Tukwila when the accident occurred. Their car, a Hyundai Elantra, was hit by a Honda Accord driven by a 26-year-old man from Seattle. The older driver had apparently gotten on I-5 heading in the wrong direction, and was speeding northward when he slammed into the teenagers who were on the southbound side of the highway.

All of the adolescents riding in the Elantra, including the driver, were taken to local hospitals to be treated for their injuries. The hospitals say the boys’ injuries were minor, but have not commented on how the 16-year-old girl is doing. Investigators have not said whether the wrong-way driver was injured and if so, how seriously. He may face vehicular assault charges. Both vehicles were totaled in the crash.

Most of us rely on cars to get around, making car accidents a constant risk. When an accident does happen and it is caused by the negligent actions of a drunk driver, however, it can change lives forever and result in serious and life-threatening injuries. At Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S., our experienced Washington drunk driving accident victim attorneys are dedicated to helping those who have been injured in a crash caused by a drunk driver. We fight for the compensation you need so that you can focus on healing. To learn more about how we can help, call us today at (888) 228-3860. The call is free, and any information you share with us is kept confidential.

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