Three injured in Everett SUV accident

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Three injured in Everett SUV accident
Motor vehicle collision likely caused by DUI

Date: January 25, 2011, 01/25/2011
Location: Everett, King County, Washington
Type: Motor vehicle collision, SUV accident, DUI
Outcome: Three injured

On Tuesday afternoon around 4:20 pm a man, who authorities believed to be intoxicated, backed his SUV through a glass and metal wall of a business, injuring three people including a 6-year-old boy.

Before the crash, the suspect had entered Cruise America RV in South Everett and witnesses claimed that 26-year-old Bellevue man was acting oddly. When he got back into his SUV, he drove it in reverse crashing into the store and continuing 20 feet before hitting a wall.

A woman, her son and a store employee were caught in the wreckage. The woman was pinned between the wall and a Coke machine and her son was forced under the SUV. Both of them sustained significant injuries. The mother was taken to Harborview Medical Center and underwenst surgery to repair her arm, the boy suffered facial injuries but was not admitted to the hospital. The employee was taken to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

After the collision, the driver put the SUV in drive and fled the scene, leaving significant tire marks. A witness was able to provide the license plate number and authorities apprehended the suspect two miles away near a Taco Bell. He was arrested on suspicion of vehicular assault and hit-and-run ad booked into Snohomish County Jail.

Washington State Drunk Driving Law
Washington State law provides that the drivers on the road have the duty to not operate a motor vehicle when under the influence of alcohol. See RCW 46.61.502.

Washington State Vehicular Assault Penalty
A person is guilty of vehicular assault if he or she operates or drives any vehicle:
  • (a) In a reckless manner
  • (b) While under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug,
  • (c) With disregard for the safety of others and causes substantial bodily harm to another.

Seattle Car Accident Attorneys
Car crashes that are caused by a drunk driver are entirely avoidable.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 that will fight for the highest possible compensation for you.
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