Updated on: 11/11/2019
A 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 serious car accident on Aurora Avenue North and North 38th Street in Seattle 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 fatalities from car accidents 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.