Two people were injured in a three-car suspected DUI crash near Tumwater on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Washington State Patrol.
The incident occurred around 5:30 p.m. on State Route 121 at Case Road.
A 33-year-old Olympia woman was driving northbound on SR 121 when her Dodge Journey crossed the center line. The Journey struck a Ford F150 pickup, then went on to hit a Hyundai Elantra. The Journey continued on until it hit a utility pole.
The driver of the F150 pickup, a 39-year-old Lakewood man, was not injured. The driver of the Elantra, a 54-year-old Olympia woman, was transported to Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia.
The driver of the Journey was also taken to St. Peter Hospital. She was later booked into Thurston County Jail on suspicion of DUI and faces a vehicular assault charge.
Location of the Crash
How Damages are Calculated in Drunk Driving Cases
In personal injury legal cases, there are two kinds of damages:
- Special damages: Also known as economic damages, these you are able to put a specific dollar amount on. They will include current and future medical bills, lost wages or earning capacity, property damages, and anything else that the injured person spent money on for their recovery.
- General damages: Also known as non-economic damages, these compensate for a victim’s pain and suffering, mental health, and loss of enjoyment of life. There is no formula for calculating general damages.
These type of cases might also include what’s known as punitive damages, which punish the defendant for extreme neglect or bad behavior. Washington state does not have punitive damages.
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