Three injured in White Swan car crash, DUI suspected


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Three injured in White Swan car accident
Motor Vehicle Collision caused by DUI



Date:
December 8, 2010, 12/08/2010
Location: White Swan, Yakima County, Washington
Type: One-car accident, DUI motor vehicle collision
Outcome: Three hospitalized

Three people were injured in a possible DUI-related crash early Wednesday morning. The accident happened around 2 a.m. on Signal Peak Road about one mile from White Swan. A 22-year-old male from Wapato was driving a 1992 Pontiac Sunfire with two other passengers in the car, a 31-year-old male from White Swan and a 26-year-old female from Toppenish, when he lost control and drove into a culvert. The car was completely totalled.

Washington State Patrol investigated the accident and intoxicants are being implicated as the cause of the crash. All three victims were hospitalized, taken either to Toppenish Community Hospital or a Yakima area hospital. WSP also reported that none of them were wearing a seat belt. The accident is still under investigation.

Washington State Drunk Driving Law

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
(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. Read RCW 46.61.502 for more information.

Washington State Drunk Driving Statistics

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.

Seattle Personal Injury Attorneys

In Washington State, 34% of all fatal motor vehicle crashes involve a driver that was under the influence of alcohol. 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 and everyone at the Davis Law Group will fight for the highest possible compensation for you.


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