Federal Way, WA (April 6, 2021) - A car accident in Federal Way left three people injured on Monday, April 5.
The crash site was reportedly located on Interstate 5 SB near WA-18. Two vehicles reportedly collided at the scene, with one catching fire. Tree victims were airlifted to local hospitals for the treatment of serious injuries.
Local reports indicated that impairment was believed to have been a factor in the crash. One driver was taken into custody by law enforcement officials. No further updates on the conditions of the injured parties have been provided as available information is limited.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident is in progress.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Drunk Driving Crashes in Tacoma
Despite awareness campaigns across the country, drunk driving continues to be a pervasive issue in the United States. In 2016, an estimated 28% of roadway fatalities involved intoxicated motorists, contributing to over 10,000 traffic deaths that year. An estimated 30 people are killed daily in DUI collisions, with someone dying every 50 minutes on average.
If you have been injured in a Washington car crash, you have the right to pursue a negligence claim for your injuries. Anyone who gets behind the wheel has to exercise reasonable care to obey the traffic laws of the State of Washington. Failure to do so may constitute negligence and give rise to a claim for lost damages for the injured party. Pursuing a personal injury claim in Washington is a long and confusing process for those with little experience in the law, but you do not have to do it alone.
A qualified Seattle car crash attorney can help injured victims protect their legal rights after an accident by pursuing a claim for damages, including medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering. Dore Law Group can bring our comprehensive knowledge to represent clients in nearly all types of personal injury cases in Washington. If you have been injured by a negligent driver in a Seattle auto accident, call us today at 253-236-3888 to discuss your case.
Note: Our law firm uses secondary sources to create this post. These outside sources include but are not limited to local news media outlets, local police reports, state police bulletins, social media outlets, and eyewitness accounts about serious accidents that take place in Kent, Tacoma, and Seattle. We do not verify all of the facts surrounding each accident, therefore, if you locate any information that is not correct, let us know, and we will correct our post to reflect the most accurate information available.Disclaimer: The Dore Law Group has taken pride in providing high-quality legal representation for our clients. We write these posts to bring awareness to our fellow Washingtonians about the dangers associated with driving. We want to provide basic information about what to do if you happen to be involved in an accident. We want to remind drivers to slow down and use an abundance of caution when operating a motor vehicle. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. None of the information provided in this post is intended to be legal or medical advice. The picture used in this post was not taken at this accident scene.