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Lynnwood, WA - Passenger Killed in DUI Accident on Hwy 99

Blogs from June, 2021

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Lynnwood, WA (June 16, 2021) - On Monday, June 14, a head-on crash involving an alleged drunk driver resulted in the death of a passenger in the Lynnwood area.

Local sources revealed that the site was located on Highway 99 north of WA-525. Sometime around midnight, a driver that authorities believed was under the influence crashed head-on with another vehicle. First responders were sent to the scene to provide aid to the involved parties.

The passenger of one of the vehicles sustained fatal injuries in the impact. No other injuries have been reported at this time. The northbound lanes of the highway were closed while emergency personnel were on site.

The at-fault driver was charged with vehicular manslaughter. An ongoing investigation into the fatal crash is underway.

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Fatal Drunk Driving Crashes in Lynnwood WA

driver holding a bottle and phoneIt is never okay to get behind the wheel while intoxicated. Unfortunately, drunk drivers continue to be a major issue on Seattle's roadways, with inebriated drivers accounting for a significant number of fatalities each year. An intoxicated motorist is unable to properly control a vehicle and react to roadway hazards, making them more prone to be involved in serious collisions. Despite the fact that it is illegal to drink and drive, it continues to be a persistent problem across the state of Washington. In the United States, a drunk driver kills someone about every 52 minutes, resulting in approximately 28 deaths per day from DUI collisions. Drunk drivers are responsible for an estimated 10,000 fatalities each year in the United States. In 2016, roughly a quarter of all fatal accidents in the United States involved a driver under the influence of alcohol.

Family members are regularly left reeling when a loved one's life is tragically cut short due to the recklessness of another, and healing may be a difficult battle for those suffering from a sudden and devastating loss. It is natural for individuals to have an urge to grieve, and bringing a lawsuit is often the last thing on their thoughts. A wrongful death lawsuit in Washington, on the other hand, may be able to help your family get financial compensation as a result of your devastating loss, and engaging with an experienced attorney may help you boost your chances of a successful claim.

When our clients have lost a loved one, we take great care and concern to do all possible to get reparation for them, and our legal team has shown in the past that we can win results for them. Our Lynnwood wrongful death attorneys can assist you and your family in getting through this difficult time by ensuring that the at-fault party is held responsible, which starts with filing a lawsuit against the at-fault party or their insurance provider. Call our offices right away at (253) 236-3888 if you have lost a loved one in a fatal Lynnwood car accident.

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.