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Impairment is a contributing factor in many fatal car accidents

| Aug 29, 2018 | Personal Injury |

The influence that drugs and alcohol can have on a person’s ability to safely operate a motor vehicle can be substantial. Individuals who drive while impaired may lack the necessary capacity to make certain judgment calls, and car accidents that take place under similar circumstances can have disastrous consequences. A recent collision in Washington has reportedly killed a moped driver and left another party in custody facing drunk driving charges.

The collision reportedly occurred on a recent Tuesday night when the driver of a truck was attempting to make a left-hand turn. Initial investigations suggest that upon entering the intersection, the truck pulled straight into the path of a nearby moped. The rider of the moped was unable to react in time to avoid the truck and reportedly suffered fatal injuries in the process.

Witnesses assert that the driver remained at the scene only for a moment before attempting to flee. Police advised they were able to locate the vehicle soon thereafter, and they say that upon approaching the driver they caught the scent of both alcohol and marijuana. They claim she admitted to being involved in the collision, and she was subsequently placed under arrest on suspicion of impairment.

Impairment has been a contributing factor in far too many fatal car accidents. Those who suffer loss due to such negligence may wish to know more about their available options for legal recourse, and they could choose to speak with a personal injury attorney for guidance. An attorney in Washington can examine the situation and assist a client in pursuing the full amount of compensation entitled through a wrongful death claim.

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