Suspected DUI Driver Hits Man on Electric Scooter in Seattle

Updated on: 11/25/2019

A man was struck and injured by a car while riding an electric scooter in Seattle’s International District on Thursday night, according to Seattle police. 

The incident occurred around 7:30 p.m. in the 900 block of South Jackson Street. 

Police say the driver of a Chevrolet Impala was driving eastbound on South Jackson Street and hit the man, who was riding a scooter in the road. The driver of the Impala, a 50-year-old woman, fled the scene but returned minutes later to talk to police. She showed signs of impairment and was arrested after she failed a sobriety test. She was booked into King County Jail on suspicion of DUI and giving a false name and other details to police. 

The man was transported to Harborview Medical Center with a head injury. He is recovering.

The incident remains under investigation. 

Location of the Collision

Drunk Driving Victims Rights Attorney

If you or a loved one has been hurt by a drunk driver, you need to understand your legal rights. In addition to the criminal penalties (jail, fines, etc.) drunk drivers face, they may also be held civilly liable for damages they caused. That means a victim has the right to recover financially after the crash. 

In the state of Washington, regardless of who is at fault for an accident, an injured person can receive compensation for lost wages and medical expenses from their Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance. The following is a list of damages recoverable after a drunk driving crash:

  • Medical expenses. Victims can have their medical bills paid for by the at-fault driver's insurance company.
  • Lost wages. If you missed time from work because of a drunk driving crash, you can be compensated for that work.
  • Loss of essential services. If you are unable to perform certain household or family duties because of your injuries, those services could be paid for.
  • Pain and suffering. Victims and their families are often in a great deal of emotional pain after a serious DUI crash.
  • Loss of consortium. If you or a family member has suffered a loss of a relationship or companion in a wreck, that could be part of the compensation package.
  • Property damage. Having your wrecked vehicle paid for is part of what you'll get back.
  • Out-of-pocket expenses. Victims usually rack up bills related to their DUI crash injuries. Keep a careful tally of those bills so they can be added to your final settlement.

Drunk driving cases can be complex and difficult to handle oneself. Consult with an experienced personal injury attorney to figure out the best course of action. 

For a free case evaluation with an attorney at Davis Law Group, call (206) 727-4000, use the chat feature below or fill out the form on this page to get started. Our attorneys only represent the victims in drunk driving crashes.

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Christopher M. Davis is principal attorney and founder of Davis Law Group, P.S. in Seattle, WA.
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