A woman was injured in a one-car accident on Sunday in which police have reported alcohol was involved, according to recent news sources.
The 63-year-old woman lost control of her vehicle, a 2002 Cadillac Escalade, and rolled over and across the roadway on U.S. Highway 12. The accident occurred around 3:45 p.m. The woman was not wearing a seat belt, according to Washington State Patrol.
The woman, from Naches, Washington, was thrown from her vehicle and her car was reported as totaled. She was taken to Yakima Regional Medical and Cardiac Center. Her current condition is not available at this time.
As an auto accident attorney in Bellevue, I’ve seen many accident of this nature, and it always saddens and angers me when people make the decision to drive after drinking. Thankfully, the drivers of the two cars this woman passed were not injured or involved in this accident. In my experience as a car accident attorney in Tacoma, this is often not the case. I do hope that this woman is able to recover from her injuries and that this occurrence becomes a life-changing event in her life, and she no longer makes the decision to reportedly drink and drive. I encourage all drivers to remember that their actions on the road affect all drivers.