Woman killed in Everett when suspected driver hits her

A 31-year-old woman from Mill Creek was hit and killed on Friday night by a suspected drunken driver as she was standing outside of O’finnigan’s Pub located at 13601 Highway 99 in South Everett.

King 5.com reports that the pedestrian accident happened when a vehicle traveling northbound on SR-99 struck several parked cars and then hit the woman, killing her.

The unidentified motorist was arrested for driving under the influence (DUI).

The driver will most likely be charged with Vehicular Homicide. Washington State vehicle code RCW 46.61.520 provides that a driver can be charged with Vehicular Homicide if someone is killed and the driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time.

When a driver is charged with Vehicular Homicide, he or she is tried by the State of Washington. In addition, the family of a person killed as a result of Vehicular Homicide can bring a suit for wrongful death.

With the help of The Farber Law Group, a Washington law firm experienced and knowledgeable in handling auto accident cases and wrongful death, you may be able to recover damages for wrongful death.

Contact The Farber Law Group at 1-800-244-9087 or attorney@hgfarber.com to schedule a free and confidential case evaluation. We have offices in Seattle and Bellevue to assist you.