The Washington State Patrol arrested a woman for investigation of driving under the influence after she drove the wrong way on Interstate 5 early this morning.
The WSP says that the woman entered I-5 in downtown Seattle around 4am this morning and drove and south on the northbound lanes.
Washington state troopers stopped the woman after she attempted to exit the highway near Southcenter.
Wrong-way drivers are a problem on our highways. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) report that 3% of all car accidents and 5% of all traffic fatalities are as a result of wrong way drivers.
The major cause of wrong-way driving is intoxicated driving. When a driver is under the influence of alcohol or drugs , they can be confused, especially at night time.
Wrong-way driving can often result in a head-on collision, the most dangerous kind of accident which can result in catastrophic injuries or death.
Washington Car Accident Assistance
If you have been seriously injured in a car accident caused by a drunken driver, you may be well advised to seek the counsel of an personal injury attorney with experience in representing car accident victims.
This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured in motor vehicle accidents and the family of those who have died. We provide a FREE and CONFIDENTIAL case evaluation and we will honestly assess your case with no pressure put on you to sign anything.