Operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol is never advisable and can lead to unfortunate situations. Far too many motor vehicle accidents have occurred due to the negligent actions of a drunk driver, and each incident runs the risk of causing serious harm to all parties involved. A recent car accident involving a possible impaired driver has left one person hospitalized in serious condition in Washington.
The incident reportedly took place just before midnight on a recent Monday as a vehicle suddenly drifted into an oncoming lane. After entering the opposite lane, the woman’s vehicle proceeded to strike a car head-on. The woman who caused the crash reportedly suffered injuries and was taken to a hospital for treatment, while the driver of the other car was airlifted to a medical facility where he remains in serious condition.
Law enforcement agents have initiated an investigation into the accident and have advised the woman is already facing charges for vehicular assault. They have also advised that alcohol may have been a contributing factor, and that she could face additional charges pending the results of toxicology tests. With the extensive costs of treatment that accompany severe injuries, victims of such incidents may face significant financial hardships that can prompt a need for relief.
Suffering serious harm in a car accident involving a negligent driver is something no person should have to face. Those who experience a similar situation may wish to hold the responsible party accountable in civil court, but one might be uncertain where to turn for guidance in the process. Fortunately, there are attorneys who can assist a person in Washington in pursuing the full amount of restitution entitled through a personal injury claim.
Source: dailyrecordnews.com, “Three people injured in crash on Vantage Highway“, April 24, 2018