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High-Speed Puyallup Crash Caused by Drugged Driver Kills Woman

Updated on: 10/7/2021

A woman in her 30's is dead after a driver who was reportedly high on drugs struck her vehicle while going nearly 100 mph in Puyallup. 

The crash occurred around 11 a.m. Sunday morning at the intersection of 128th St E and Canyon in Puyallup where the victim was struck while traveling home from a local coffee shop.

The driver, apparently so high that when he was questioned could not recall the collision, was traveling up to 100 mph in a 35 mph zone and only sustained mild injuries from the crash that put his vehicle on top of the victims. 

The victim, a mother of two in her thirties died at the scene.

Authorities have placed the causing driver, who had recently been released from prison, under arrest for vehicular homicide and obtained a search warrant to perform a blood sample for drug testing. 

Recovery Options For Loved Ones After Fatal DUI Collisions

The tragedy of an accident that takes the life of a loved one is only amplified by the fact that it was no simple accident, but the act of a reckless criminal high on drugs. 

Unfortunately, while accidents like this leave little debate over fault, the prospect of recoverying any kind of settlement on behalf of the victim is dubious at best due to the question of whether or not the at fault driver carried adequate insurance.

If not, the victims uninsured motorist coverage, or UIM, could come into play and provide one avenue for relief, but after such a serious collision, this could still leave an accident victim seriously lacking. 

Accident victims or their loved ones looking for additional recovery options after an accident should conduct a thorough investigation of the accident and avenues for recovery, starting with ordering their police report.

With a police report, and purpose driven investigation, car accident victims and their representation can understand every possible avenue for additional recovery options to make sure victims make the most comprehensive recovery possible. 

Next Steps For Loved Ones After A Wrongful Death Accident

If you have lost a loved one in an accident and have questions about the recovery process, the experienced and compassionate team of wrongful-death attorneys at Davis Law Group can help.

Davis Law Group offers free case evaluations to accident victims and their loved ones to help better understand the recovery process and guide victims to the best course of recovery possible for them. 

Our case investigators will order a police report on your behalf and break down the information provided to get a better idea of what could be expected from a recovery and whether or not you need to hire an attorney at all.

To request a free case evaluation call 206-727-4000 or use the chat or contact options on this page 24-hours a day, seven days a week. 

Chris Davis
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Chris Davis is the founder of Davis Law Group, P.S. in Seattle, WA.
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