An alcohol-impaired man was injured in a crash that totaled his motorcycle after attempting to pass a car in Chelan on Saturday. According to the Washington State Patrol, 73-year-old Roderick Collins of Peshastin was driving on Highway 97at approximately 3:50 p.m. when he attempted to pass another vehicle, lost control and struck a tree.
“I wasn’t sure if he hit the rumble-strip and I saw him start to brake and wobble,” said Carnan Bergren, a friend of Collins’ who witnessed the crash. “Once he hit the shoulder, everything was in the air.”
According to authorities, the crash caused a compound fracture in Collins’ leg and he was treated at the scene before being transported to Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee. DUI charges are pending against Collins.
Drunk Driving Statistics
Approximately 2,042 people have been killed by drunk drivers in Washington State in the past decade.
In the past decade, more people were killed by drunk drivers in Washington State than from an intentional killing.
Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys in Seattle, WA
Davis Law Group helps drunk driving collision victims get financial compensation for their injuries and lost wages. We work closely with the criminal prosecutor to make sure that all avenues, both criminal and civil, are being pursued. If you have been the victim of a drunk driver, contact Davis Law Group at 206-727-4000.