The Seattle PI.com reports that a woman who may have been driving under the influence caused a Vancouver motor vehicle accident involving a two-tank fuel truck when she drove the wrong-way on a one-way street. The woman was apparently driving on a suspended license.
The driver suffered minor injuries in the car accident but her 22-year-old-male passenger suffered life-threatening injuries requiring immediate surgery.
The report stated that no fuel was spilled in the tanker truck accident.
The driver may face charges of Vehicular Assault. Washington Vehicle Code RCW 46.61.522 Vehicular State provides that a driver can be charged if a person is seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident and the driver was under the influence of alcohol, driving recklessly or driving with reckless disregard to the safety of others.