King County prosecutors have filed Vehicular Assault charges against a Tukwila man who hit a mother and her children with his car while they were walking on a sidewalk and then fled. Vehicular Assault charges can be made if a person seriously injures another person while driving while intoxicated.
According to a report in The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, John Simmons, age 22, lost control of his car while driving drunk and hit a 31-year-old mother who was walking with her 7-year-old daughter and pushing her twin 11-month-old infants in a stroller. The mother and the twins all suffered cuts and soft-tissue damage and the 7-year old suffered a broken leg, requiring surgery, in the pedestrian accident.
After Simmons hit the four pedestrians, he continued down the street but crashed his car into a utility pole. At that point, Simmons attempted to flee on foot but was tackled and restrained by a bystander.
This information is provided by Seattle Car Accident Lawyer blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured in pedestrian accidents and car accidents and the family of those killed. With our help, you may recover compensation for your damages.