Seattle, WA (April 4, 2021) - A head-on collision in the Seattle area left two people with critical injuries on Saturday, April 3.
Local reports revealed that the accident occurred at the corner of Sylvan Way and Delridge Way at around 9:48 p.m. that evening. Both drivers were trapped inside their vehicles and had to be extricated by emergency responders. The involved vehicles were both totaled.
The male driver of a red Chevrolet was traveling westbound when the vehicle crossed the centerline of Sylvan Way. The Chevy collided head-on with a blue Hyundai driven by an unidentified female driver. Both drivers were hospitalized in serious condition.
The driver of the Chevrolet is being investigated for driving under the influence. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
DUI Accidents in Seattle
A drunk driver is a serious issue regarding roadway safety in Seattle. Across the country, an estimated 30 people are killed daily in DUI collisions, with nearly one person being killed every 50 minutes on average. More than 10,000 people lose their lives each year in crashes involving intoxicated drivers. In 2016, nearly 28% of reported traffic fatalities nationwide involved a drunk driver.
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.
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