Drunk driving suspected in crash in Washington

Shortly before 7:30 a.m. on July 6, local police officers responded to the scene of a two-car crash in SeaTac. Upon arrival, they found that two people had been critically injured in the early morning accident.

Responding officers discovered a 42-year-old driver in a silver Subaru and a 22-year-old driver in a red Nissan at the scene. Beer bottles were reportedly found inside of the Nissan. Both injured drivers were transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, and the older driver’s condition had been upgraded by that afternoon.

The SeaTac Police Department suspects that the Nissan driver was under the influence. Police stated that the young man was speeding and drove over the centerline of the roadway before striking the older man’s Subaru head-on. A local news outlet tweeted a photo of a Budweiser beer can inside of the Nissan.

A section of South 188th Street was shut down for several hours while the scene was cleared. Local police said the incident was the second DUI accident that had occurred that morning.

When someone suffers auto injuries at the hands of an allegedly impaired driver, the physical and financial harm can be devastating. Serious car accident injuries can involve months of healing and rehabilitation for victims and can lead to mounting medical bills. Additionally, sometimes car accident victims are left unable to work for extended periods of time due to their injuries, which can intensify any financial problems caused by needed medical treatment. Those who have been harmed in an accident and need compensation for the damage it caused them may want to speak with personal injury attorneys.

Source: King 5, “Alcohol believed to be a factor in SeaTac head-on crash”, Alex Rozier and Liza Javier, July 06, 2014