Date: June 7, 2010, 06/07/2010
Location: Seattle, King County, Washington
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Truck Accident
Outcome: No serious injuries
A 29-year-old suspected drunk driver was driving recklessly when he crashed into three cars before being taken into custody by state troopers late Friday.
The drunk driver was headed north on Interstate 5 when he collided with another car near the West Seattle Bridge exit, said State Patrol spokesperson Christina Martin. However, the driver did not stop, continued north and struck two more cars near NE 50th.
The suspect lost a tire upon impact with the second car, but continued driving on the tire rim.
The driver then exited from the northbound lanes and got onto the southbound lanes of I-5.
Troopers finally were able to catch up to him near the Lakeview Blvd. exit. The 29-year-old driver had several prior DUI convictions, stated the troopers.
Seattle Fatal Accident Statistics
Fatal accident statistics for Seattle, Washington exist for 2008. According to that data, there were 24 deaths due to fatal car accidents in that year alone. Out of those 24, 11 were caused by a drunk driver.
Seattle Car Accident Attorneys
Everyone at the Seattle car accident law firm of Davis Law Group sends our thoughts and prayers to those injured in the drunk driving rampage. These accidents should have never happened. This is an example of a car accident case in which the individuals involved may be able to seek financial damages from the at-fault driver or his insurance company. They would be well advised to seek the assistance of an experienced and skilled car accident attorney.
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