DUI driver seriously injured after crashing car near Issaquah

Story Highlights:
One injured in Issaquah car accident
One car collision caused by DUI

March 20, 2011, 03/20/2011
Location: Issaquah, King County, Washington
Type: Car accident, Motor vehicle collision
Outcome: One injured

A DUI driver was seriously injured after crashing his car near Issaquah around 5:20 p.m. on Sunday evening.

A 52-year-old man was speeding westbound on Interstate 90 near West Lake Sammamish when he lost control, veered to the right, and crashed into a concrete wall, rolling onto the shoulder.

The driver was found by authorities partially ejected from the 1968 Corvette and was taken to Overlake Hospital in serious condition. He was later arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence.

Issaquah Fatal Accident Statistics for 2009
Fatal accident count: 1
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
Fatalities: 1
Persons involved in fatal accidents: 1
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

Drunk Driving Accident Statistics
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 33,808 people died in traffic crashes in 2009 in the United States including an estimated 10,839 people who died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes. Drunk driving fatalities accounted for 32% of all traffic deaths last year, that is, on average someone is killed in an alcohol-impaired driving crash about every 50 minutes in the U.S. In 2009, 70% of drivers involved in alcohol-impaired driving fatalities had a a BAC level of .15 or higher – a trend that has remained relatively unchanged for more than a decade.

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 made under RCW 46.61.506; or (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 Car Accident Victim Attorneys

If you or a family member has suffered as the result of a car accident, Seattle car accident attorney Chris Davis and the Davis Law Group, P.S. can help you. We understand the devastation that can occur as a result of being in a serious auto accident. We are committed to helping car accident, trucking accident, and motorcycle accident victims recover the just and fair compensation they are entitled to receive under the law.
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