One person killed in Parkland car accident
Motor vehicle collision caused by possible DUI or/and street racing
Date: January 27, 2011, 01/27/2011
Location: Parkland, Pierce County, Washington
Type: Car accident, Motor vehicle collision
Outcome: One dead
A 24-year-old woman was killed early Thursday morning when she crashed her car in to a tree in Parkland. Her 16-year-old sister was in the back seat and sustained serious injuries.
Pierce County Police found alcohol in the car and believe the crash was caused by a combination of DUI and possible street racing or reckless driving.
Fatal 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.
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.
Seattle Car Accident Lawyers
Chris Davis and everyone at the Davis Law Group sends out their heartfelt condolences to the friends and family of the young woman that was lost in this tragic accident and urges them to find a good wrongful death lawyer to help them with their case so that they receive the proper compensation for such a tragic loss.