A wrong-way driver, a female, has been jailed and is being investigated for Vehicular Homicide, Vehicular Assault, and driving under the influence after a car accident that killed two and injured two in Everett.
According to a report in The Everett Herald Net.com, the woman drove the wrong way on Broadway near Interstate 5 around 9:30pm and ran head-on into Nissan sports utility vehicle, killing the driver of the Nissan and a male passenger. Two other male passengers of the Nissan were seriously injured in the accident.
Vehicular Homicide, RCW 46.61.520, can be charged if a person dies in a car accident and the driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Vehicular Assault, RCW 46.61.522, can be charged if a person is seriously injured by a drunken driver.
Every year, of the nearly 700 traffic fatalities in Washington state, approximately 45% are alcohol related.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a car accident caused by a drunken driver or if a loved one has been killed, you should contact a personal injury attorney that specializes in representing drunken driving victims and their families. At The Farber Law Group, we aggressively represent victims and their families and will work to determine if a bar, restaurant or other establishment may be liable for over-serving. With our help, you may recover compensation for your damages.