Two men were injured in a car accident early Wednesday that is suspected to have been caused by driving under the influence, according to news reports.
The accident occurred around 2:17 a.m. when a 36-year-old Oakville man was driving his 2000 Cadillac Escalade westbound on S. Highway 12 East in Oakville, according to news reports. As he was driving, he lost control of his vehicle and drove his vehicle off the left side of the roadway near milepost 30. The vehicle then veered across Elma Gate Road East and traveled down a ravine and crashed into a tree.
Both the driver and 24-year-old male passenger were injured in the collision. Their current condition or extent of their injuries is unknown.
Washington State Patrol investigators said the crash may have been caused by the driver traveling under the influence of alcohol.
The accident is being investigated. It is unclear if any citations were issued for the crash.
As a Vancouver car accident attorney, I’m saddened to hear about this car accident. I hope the victims in this accident are able to make a full and speedy recovery. I urge drivers to never drink and drive as it not only puts the driver at risk, but also everyone around them.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, contact a personal injury lawyer in Vancouver.