One dead in Olympia crash

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One dead in Olympia accident
Motor vehicle collision caused by suspected DUI

Date: June 15, 2011, 06/15/2011
Location: Olympia, Thurston County, Washington
Type: Car accident, Motor vehicle collision
Outcome: One dead

A man was killed in a collision near Olympia on Wednesday night.

Just after 9 p.m. 35-year-old William B. Fabian was driving west on Yelm Highway when he struck a pickup truck that was preparing the turn east onto Yelm Highway from Landview Drive.

Fabian was killed instantly. The other driver, 24-year-old Case J. Wollman and one passenger, 23-year-old David P. Brammer were not injured. But his other passenger, 23-year-old Lorilee J. Choke was tkaent to Providence St. Peter Hospital for treatment of
minor injuries.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation but Washington State Patrol believes that alcohol or drugs played a role.

Olympia Fatal Accident Statistics for 2009
    * Fatal accident count: 1
    * Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
    * Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
    * Fatalities: 1
    * Persons involved in fatal accidents: 2
    * Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1

Washington State Fatal Car Accident Statistics
Traffic fatalities in Washington State continue to decrease over time.  In 1986, Washington had 714 traffic deaths; 10 years later, in 1996, the state incurred a total of 712, a mere 0.3% decrease.  In 2004, Washington experienced an all-time low of 567 deaths, and then an increase to 649 in 2005.  However, in 2006, there were 633 traffic deaths, a 2.5% decrease from 2005, and an 11.1% decrease from 1996.  The average number of traffic deaths per year from 1997 to 2001 was 650.6, and from 2002 to 2006 was 621.4, a 4.5% decrease.

Similarly, the traffic fatality rate per 100 million vehicle-miles traveled has also been decreasing.  Over the last several years, the statewide vehicle-miles-traveled have also been decreasing; however, Washington’s rate remains well below the national average.  If we continue along the same trend line, we would expect 368 traffic deaths in the year 2030.  The average fatality rate from 1997 to 2001 was 1.24 and from 2002 to 2006 was 1.12, a 9.7% decrease.  Overall, the fatality rate has decreased by 42.9% since 1986, and by 15.2% since 1997.  The average fatality rate between 1997 to 2006 was 1.18.

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;
(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 William B. Fabian 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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