DUI suspected in Shoreline van collision

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Three people injured in Shoreline car accident
DUI suspected as cause of motor vehicle collision

Date: December 22, 2010, 12/22/2010
Location: Shoreline, King County, Washington
Type: Car accident, DUI, Motor Vehicle Accident
Outcome: Three injured

While driving on Ashworth Avenue North in Shoreline around 2:30 am early Wednesday, a van ran a stop sign and slammed into a Honda carrying three people. All three victims were taken to Harborview Medical Center for treatment of their injuries. Officials say that their injuries were not life-threatening and that alcohol is suspected as the cause of the crash. No other details have yet been released.

Washington State DUI Statistics
In Washington State, 54% of all fatal motor vehicle crashes involve a driver that was under the influence of alcohol. In 2009 265 people in Washington State lost their lives in drunk driving crashes. In Washingon State there is a sharp increase in the number of drunk driving incidents near major holidays.

Washington State Drunk Driving Law
Washington State law provides that the drivers on the road have the duty to not operate a motor vehicle when under the influence of alcohol. See RCW 46.61.502.

Seattle Drunk Driving Victim Attorneys

Car crashes that are caused by a drunk driver are entirely avoidable.The drunk driving victim lawyers at Davis Law Group have experience dealing with collisions that were caused by someone who was under the influence of alcohol. If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed due to drunk driving crash Seattle attorney Christopher Davis has a team of dedicated and experienced lawyers that will fight for the highest possible compensation for you.

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