2 killed, 2 injured in multiple car crash in Kent

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Two people killed, two injured in Kent car accident
Motor vehicle collision caused by possible DUI
At-fault driver being investigated for vehicular homicide

Date: December 5, 2010, 12/05/2010
Location: Kent, King County, Washington
Type: Car accident, possible DUI
Outcome: Two dead

Alcohol and possibly drugs are believed to have played a role in the three-car crash that occured around 3:15am on Sunday that claimed two lives. The events of the accident, and the cause, are still unclear. Three different vehicles were driving on westbound lanes of Route 516 in Kent when one of them lost control, causing a chain-reaction collision.

A 25-year-old woman from Yakima lost control of her Chevrolet and was struck a Honda SUV driven by a 57-year-old man from Kent, who, in turn, was struck by a Honda Civic driven by a 40-year-old man from Renton. The first two died at the scene, and the 40-year-old along with the 28-year-old passenger from the Chevrolet were taken to Harborview Medical Center with serious injuries.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation but the 40-year-old driver is under suspicion of vehicular homicide and Washington State Patrol believe alcohol and/or drugs were a factor in the crash, as well as the possibility of street racing.

Kent Fatal Accident Statistics for 2008
Fatal car accident count: 3
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 3
Deadly accidents caused by drunken drivers: 2
Fatalities: 3
Men, woman and children involved in fatal accidents: 4
Pedestrians killed in crosswalk accidents: 1

Washington State Drunk Driving Law

A person is guilty of driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug if the person drives a vehicle within this state:
(a) And the person has, within two hours after driving, an alcohol concentration of 0.08 or higher as shown by analysis of the person's breath or blood
(b) While the person is under the influence of or affected by intoxicating liquor or any drug
(c) While the person is under the combined influence of or affected by intoxicating liquor and any drug.

Seattle Wrongful Death Attorneys
An accidental death, unintentional death, or wrongful death claim may arise when a person dies as a result of the negligent, careless, intentional or reckless acts of another person or entity (including a corporation or governmental agency). In most cases, a wrongful death action requires urgent investigation and preparation to increase the chances of a favorable outcome. Chris Davis and everyone at the Davis Law Group send out their heartfelt sympathies to the families of the victims of this tragic accident and urge them to seek out a knowledgable Wrongful Death attorney so that they get the claim they deserve.

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