Drunk Driver Hits Trooper

A hit-and-run driver crashed into a patrol car Tuesday night in Naselle, Wash., according to news reports.

The accident occurred as 26-year-old driver Washington State Patrol Trooper was traveling northbound on State Route 410 near mile marker 10 around 7:41 p.m., according to news reports. He was sideswiped by a 1994 Chevrolet pickup truck traveling south, causing him to lose control of his 2007 Ford Crown Victoria. The trooper’s Chevrolet spun into a ditch, but the other driver managed to continue driving, according to news reports.

The hit-and-run driver was later arrested for driving under the influence, among other charges.

Neither men were seriously injured in the crash, although both trucks were damaged.

As an Olympia car accident attorney, I’m glad to hear that no deaths occurred as a result of this hit-and-run car accident. It is still frustrating, however, to hear about an incident like this that involves drunk driving. This accident probably wouldn’t have happened if the driver was in a sober state of mind and didn’t enter the highway traveling the wrong direction. I urge drivers to always have a safe way home from a designated driver when they have been drinking.

If you have been injured in a drunk driving car accident, contact an Olympia personal injury attorney.