Date: November 4, 2011, 11/4/2011
Location: Omak, Okanogan County, Washington
Type: Car accident
Outcome: One dead, three injured
One person was killed and three people were injured in a collision near Omak early Friday morning.
Around 1 a.m. a 32-year-old woman was driving a pickup truck on Highway 155 when she lost control and went of the road and rolled several times.
The driver and two other passengers were injured and taken to Mid-Vally Hospital for treatment of their injuries. A 59-year-old male passenger was killed at the scene, he was not wearing his seat belt.
Washington State Patrol reported that alcohol seemed to be involved in the collision.
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 Drunk Driving Accident Victim 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. We Only Represent Victims of Drunk Drivers. Not DUI Offenders. 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. 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 th at will fight for the highest possible compensation for you.