Pedestrians Killed in Seattle DUI Collision
Two pedestrians were killed and two others were injured in a Seattle car accident, which officials believe involved a drunk driver. According to a Fox News report, the fatal driving under the influence (DUI) car accident occurred in a North Seattle residential neighborhood.
Officials say a 50-year-old Seattle man was under the influence of drugs or alcohol when he struck four pedestrians who were crossing the street. An adult male and one adult female were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. A 25-year-old mother and her two-week old infant were critically injured. The driver was taken into custody.
Under Washington Revised Statute 46.61.502: “A person is guilty of driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor, marijuana, or any drug if the person drives a vehicle within this state … and is impaired or affected … by intoxicating liquor, marijuana, or any drug.”
Despite harsh penalties for drunk driving, crashes caused by impaired drivers continue to result in hundreds of deaths each year in the state of Washington. According to the Washington Department of Transportation, 230 people were killed in DUI collisions in the year 2010. Drunk driving crashes during that same year also resulted in 468 serious injuries.
If you or a loved one have suffered a loss in a Washington DUI collision, it is important that you contact a skilled Seattle drunk driving accident victim attorney immediately. It may be possible to hold the drunk driver financially liable for your tragic loss. The knowledgeable law team at Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. have years of experience helping families get fair compensation following a fatal crash. We provide free, comprehensive case evaluations at (888) 228-3860 to anyone who has suffered a loss in a Washington car injury.