A head-on car accident in Sumner, Washington sent four injured people to the hospital, including a 70-year-old woman and a 22-year-old passenger who were air-lifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, according to Seattle’s KOMO news.
Washington State Patrol reports that the accident occurred when Jacqueline P. Weston, of Federal Way and her passenger crossed the center line in her Dodge Stratus and hit a Volkswagen Passat head-on on State Route 162, seriously injuring Barbara A. Jussila of Puyallup and her passenger, Ronald L. King, 81, of Buckley.
Both Weston and King were taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup for treatment of serious injuries. Police believe that drugs were to have played a part in the accident and they have arrested Weston for investigation of three counts of vehicular assault. Weston was driving on a suspended license at the time.
Vehicular assault, RCW46.61.522, is a Washington State statute which allows a driver to be charged if a person seriously injures someone while driving recklessly, driving under the influence of alcohol or or drugs or driving with out regard for the safety of others.
In addition to the State charges, the injured parties can sue for damages, hospital and medical expenses, loss of wages and for pain and suffering.
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