Suspected DUI driver causes head-on car accident on I-90 near Preston, 2 in critical condition

A suspected drunk driver traveling eastbound on Interstate 90 near the Preston exit, crossed the center median and traveled the wrong way in the westbound lanes causing a head-on car accident with a westbound vehicle.

Stephanie Clark reporting for The Tacoma News Tribune writes that the suspected DUI driver, a 53-year-old Newcastle resident, narrowly missed colliding with a semi-truck before running head-on into a 2006 Honda Civic driven by a 29-year-old North Bend resident.

The drivers of both vehicles involved in the car accident were taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle where they were both being treated for life threatening injuries.

The driver of the Acura has a prior DUI conviction and faces charges in this accident.

Repeat DUI offenders are especially problematic in our society. Often, hardcore drunk drivers do not respond to deterrence efforts. When an accident occurs, victims need an aggressive personal injury attorney who will determine if the offender had prior convictions, whether he or she was served by a restaurant or bar that knowingly served a obviously drunken driver or whether the drunken driver was in the course of his/her employment.

This information is provided by Seattle Car Accident Lawyer blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured in car accidents and the families of those killed.

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