Seattle, WA (March 2, 2021) - A collision in the area of Seattle on Monday night, March 1, required aid from emergency responders.
Initial reports found that the accident took place at around 9:18 p.m. that evening. The collision occurred on Interstate 90 SB. Local sources revealed that the accident involved a drunk driver.
The highway was reduced to a single lane following the crash. One vehicle was totaled and had to be towed from the site. The severity and number of resulting injuries have not been disclosed by local authorities.
An ongoing investigation into the accident is underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Drunk Driving Accidents in Seattle
Driver intoxication is a serious safety concern on roadways across the United States, including right here in Seattle. Each year, more than 10,000 people are killed by drunk drivers. In 2016, there were 10,497 people killed in deadly DUI accidents nationwide, accounting for nearly 29% of traffic-related deaths that year. An estimated 30 people lose their lives daily in drunk driving collisions, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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.