A 21-year-old driver was killed in a Federal Way car accident when an apparent drunken driver ran a red light and broadsided the man's Honda. The man died at the accident scene.
The Olympian reports that the car accident occurred around 2:30am when the victim, who was driving westbound on South 320th Street, was T-boned at Pacific Highway South by a Chevrolet Suburban driven by a 35-year-old driver.
Witnesses told police that the Suburban ran a red light. Traffic cameras installed at the intersection confirmed that the Suburban had indeed run the light.
The driver of the Suburban was not injured in the car accident and police took him to a local hospital for a blood draw. He was booked into jail on suspicion of Vehicular Homicide. Washington state vehicle code RCW 46.61.520 VEHICULAR HOMICIDE states that a driver can be charged with Vehicular Homicide if a person is killed in a motor vehicle accident and the driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, driving recklessly or driving without regard to the safety of others.
This information is provided by Seattle Car Accident Lawyer blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been the victims of drunken drivers and the family of those killed.
Washington State has a wrongful death statute which allows the family of a person who was killed due to the negligent or wrongful act of another obtain civil justice.
This information is provided by Seattle Car Accident Lawyer blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent victims of drunken drivers and their families.
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