Ask any personal injury attorney and he will tell you: There’s nothing more detrimental to your safety than driving while under the influence of alcohol. That’s why a DUI car crash can be so destructive.
We often learn about DUI crashes and report on them in order to have our clients and readers learn more about the dangers.
The latest crash to have happened in Washington state that involved an intoxicated driver happened in Grand Mound. According to the authorities, five people were injured as a result of this crash.
The Washington State Patrol reported that at around 9:45 p.m. Saturday, four people were traveling eastbound on SR 12 when the driver allowed the vehicle to cross into the oncoming traffic, crashing into another car. The second car was being driven by a 51-year-old man. While the authorities reported that the cause of crash was a DUI, nobody was charged.
Four people were injured, a 41-year-old, a 45-year-old, a 47-year-old, and a 28-year-old. At least two people were sent to the hospital for treatment. Nobody died as a result of the crash.
While we’re glad that no serious or deadly injuries were reported, we hope that other drivers learn from this driver’s mistake.
DUI, or drunk or intoxicated driving, can cause the driver to become incapable of negotiating certain emergencies and responding to them in time to prevent collisions. Drivers also often experience issues with their motor capabilities and serious and potentially deadly collisions may then occur.
If you’re a driver and you’re serious about your safety and the safety of your loved ones and you want to avoid crashes, make sure your safety comes first by never drinking or using drugs and driving.
You may learn more about this crash by clicking here. To learn more about other crashes or other issues that may lead to serious accidents, continue to visit our blog. We’re serious about our clients’ and readers’ safety and hope that fewer drivers allow similar circumstances to put them in danger.