All too often, Washington drivers are involved in car accidents that do not cause great harm. But instead of staying and waiting for the authorities and emergency personnel, these drivers flee. Putting themselves in trouble with the law.
The latest car accident to have resulted in an arrest is an example of how fleeing the scene of the accident may land you hot water.
According to the Washington State Patrol, a driver crashed his vehicle into a tree in the early morning hours of Friday on the Capitol Campus. No other vehicles seem to have been involved in the accident.
While the female passenger in the car was injured, the driver who was reportedly to blame ran away from the scene after the collision. Police were able to catch and arrest the driver on suspicion of hit and run.
While we are glad that no fatalities were reportedly linked to this car accident, we’re concerned that this type of collision will give drivers across Washington state a bad example. Whether the driver was intoxicated, drowsy, distracted, or simply driving erratically, he should have remained at the scene.
Drivers must remember that they are responsible for their own safety and the safety of those exposed to them while operating a vehicle. That’s why reporting on these car accidents is important to our team. We believe that making our clients and readers aware of these accidents will help them to be better, safer drivers. In other words, we want to ensure that safety always comes first. And we’re working hard to pass this message along to drivers all across Washington.
Never leave the scene of an accident you were involved with. Even if you believe you’re completely innocent. Hit-and-runs are, unfortunately, very common. We must all work together to make sure that that’s not the case in Washington state any longer.
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