Two arrested after crashing semi on I-90

Story Highlights:
None injured in Bellevue accident
Motor vehicle collision caused by DUI
Two arrested for attempting to flee the scene

Date: June 17, 2011, 06/17/2011
Location: Bellevue, King County, Washington
Type: Semi truck accident
Outcome: None injured

Two people were arrested after crashing a stolen semi truck on I-90 near Bellevue on Friday.

Washington State Patrol reported a crash that occurred around 3:30 a.m. on the off ramp of 150th Avenue Southeast. A semi truck had hit a barrier on the ramp, skidded, and came to a stop on Southeast 34th Street.

The truck, which was carrying heavy auto parts, continued to drive along the road, despite a right front tire missing, and fuel spraying everywhere. When two men tried to leave the truck and flee the scene, they were apprehended and arrested by Washington State Patrol.

The two men, who were without identification, were booked into King County Jail and face charges of driving under the influence, hit and run, and possible penalties for fuel damage. It is also unclear how they came into possession of the semi truck, which may have played a rold in the collision, if they were inexperienced semi drivers.

The investigation is ongoing.

2008 Bellevue Fatal Car Accidents and Traffic Incident Satistics
Fatal car accident count: 2
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 3
Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 3
Deaths: 3
Persons involved in fatal accidents: 5
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1

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 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.

Washington State Hit-and-Run Law
The driver of any vehicle involved in an accident resulting only in damage to a vehicle which is driven or attended by any person or damage to other property must move the vehicle as soon as possible off the roadway or freeway main lanes, shoulders, medians, and adjacent areas to a location on an exit ramp shoulder, the frontage road, the nearest suitable cross street, or other suitable location. The driver shall remain at the suitable location until he or she has fulfilled the requirements of subsection of this section. Moving the vehicle in no way affects fault for an accident.

Bellevue Accident Attorneys
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.The Bellevue Police Department does a lot to promote safe driving and the efficient movement of traffic on Belleve city streets. Despite all their best efforts there are a number of deadly Bellevue car accidents, drunk driving incidents in Renton and pedestrian collisions in Bellevue each year. The Davis Law Group, has been representing the victims of car accident negligence for two decades. Our team of dedicated Bellevue car accident attorneys represent those who have suffered from serious injuries, financial loss, personal loss and future damages due to a motor vehicle accident.
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