UPDATE: April 9, 2012
This is an update to the article posted Friday, April 6, 2012.
The Washington State Patrol has reported what they are calling a "major communication malfunction" in the report of Nicholas Fogle's condition after he crashed into a tree near Poulsbo Friday morning. Fogle is in critical condition in the ICU at Harborview Medical Center.
"It was a major malfunction at the communication level there this morning," Trooper Russ Winger said Friday. "We're putting out a retraction on the memo. The good news is that he's not dead."
A Kingston man was killed after his car swerved off the road and struck a tree near Poulsbo Friday morning. According to the Washington State Patrol, drugs or alcohol are believed to have played a role in the accident, which occurred just before 2 a.m. Friday off Viking Way at Nordic Cove.
Troopers found that the driver, 25-year-old Nicholas Fogle, was headed north on Viking Way when his Oldsmobile 88 exited the roadway and hit a tree, then rolled over onto the roof and back onto its wheels. Emergency personnel transported Fogle to Harborview Medical Center, but he was pronounced dead upon his arrival. No one else was reportedly hurt in the accident.
Impaired Driving Statistics
- Nearly one-third of 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.
Impaired Driving Accident Attorneys in Seattle, WA
Davis Law Group helps impaired driving collision victims get financial compensation for their injuries and lost wages. We work closely with the criminal prosecutor to make sure that all avenues, both criminal and civil, are being pursued. If you have been the victim of a drunk driver, contact Davis Law Group at 206-727-4000.