Updated on: 6/1/2018A 24-year-old man is expected to be booked into King County Jail on vehicular assault and DUI charges after his release from Harbor View Medical Center following a collision Aurora Avenue North and North 38th Street Tuesday evening. According to police, the suspect was driving southbound on Aurora in a box truck when he swerved across the center line and crashed head-on with a 70-year-old man driving an SUV heading northbound. Both drivers were taken to Harborview Medical Center immediately following the crash, but police say that injuries sustained are non-life-threatening.
Impaired Driver Statistics
- Nearly one-third of all auto accident fatalities involve an alcohol-impaired driver.
- Approximately 30 people die in traffic accidents involving an alcohol-impaired driver each day in the United States – that’s equal to one death for every 48 minutes.