One dead in Enunclaw collision

Story Highlights:

  • One dead, One injured in Enumclaw crash
  • Motor vehicle collision caused by DUI

Date: November 12, 2011, 11/12/2011
Location: Enumclaw, King County, Washington
Type: Car accident
Outcome: One dead, One injured

One person was killed and another was injured in a collision near Enumclaw early Saturday morning.

Around 1:45 a.m. a 26-year-old amle was driving east on SR 164 when he crossed the centerline into the westbound lanes,  continued off the roadway and struck several trees.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. His 27-year-old female passenger was stuck inside the wreckage and had to be cut out by a rescue team. She was taken to Harborview Medical Center for treatment and was in satisfactory condition the next day. 

Washington State Patrol reported that drugs and/or alcohol were involved in the crash.

Drunk Driving Accident Statistics

In 2008, 255 people in Washington State lost their lives in fatal alcohol related motor vehicle collisions.  One hundred eighty-two (182) of those accidents involved a drunk driver whose blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was 0.08 or higher.  In Washington State, 34% of all fatal motor vehicle crashes involve a driver that was under the influence of alcohol. 
 
Drunk driving is one of the leading causes of motor vehicle collisions. According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, 16,694 people were killed in alcohol-related crashes in the United States in 2004. This figure represents 39% of all traffic incident deaths. In fact, more than 500,000 Americans are injured annually in drunken driving crashes. 

Driving Under the Influence (RCW 46.61.502)

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; or
     (c) While the person is under the combined influence of or affected by intoxicating liquor and any drug.

Seattle Wrongful Death Attorneys

Chris Davis and everyone at the Davis Law Group sends out their heartfelt condolences for the family and friends of the man who was killed in this terrible accident and hope they can find a knowledgeable wrongful death lawyer that will help settle their case and get them the compensation they deserve for suffering such a tragic loss. 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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