The Seattle Times reports that three people suffered serious injuries in a car accident when a speeding BMW slammed into a Subaru that was stopped at a stoplight on Lake City Way Northeast at Northeast 95th Street around 2am. Two people in the Subaru and one in the BMW were taken to area hospitals with life threatening injuries.
According to the report, the driver of the BMW may have been under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the accident. The driver was jailed on suspicion of Vehicular Assault.
Vehicular Assault (RCW 46.61.522) can be charged if a person is seriously injured when a motorist was driving recklessly, under the influence of alcohol or drugs and or driving without regard for the safety of other people. If a person is killed while someone was driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, then the driver can be charged with Vehicular Homicide.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured, or a loved one killed due to the reckless actions of a drunken driver, you should contact The Farber Law Group. A personal injury firm with a track record of recovering millions of dollars in compensation for the victims of the negligence, we will work to help you recover compensation for your damages.
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