KIRO TV reports that a Washington State trooper and two other people were injured when the trooper’s car was rear-ended by a person who was taken into custody for driving under the influence. The accident took place in Pierce County.
The trooper had apparently pulled over an 18-year-old woman for suspicion of drunk driving. The trooper had the woman in his patrol car on the shoulder of north-bound Interstate 5. Also in the car, was a state patrol applicant who was in the car for a ride-along. While the patrol car was parked, it was rear-ended by an another apparent drunk driver. The patrolman and his passengers were all taken to the hospital.
According to the Alcohol Alert! citing US Department of Transportation statistics, every year in Washington state, there are approximately 270 alcohol-related fatalities. In Washington State, all DUI offenses are considered gross misdemeanors. Citation:§§ 9A.20.021, 46.61.502(5) & 46.61.504(5).
Many times, drunken driving victims are left seriously injured with severe injuries like paralysis or brain damage.
The Farber Law Group aggressively represents victims of drunken driving accidents. We investigate whether the victims had previous DUI charges or whether a restaurant or bar illegally served the person or whether the drunk driver was in the course of their employment. We aggressively pursue compensation for your damages. Contact us today for a free case consultation.