Chantel R. Peters, 24, faces charges due to the single-car accident that critically injured a 5-year-old passenger in her car.
According to a report in the Yakima Herald, Peters was driving on Yost Road around 3:08 when she made a “hard steering maneuver” which caused her vehicle to flip according to the report filed by Chris Bristol.
The child was ejected from the vehicle and was transported to Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital; the injured child was not wearing a seat belt.
Police believe that the Peters may have been under the influence of alcohol and drugs at the time of the accident and are investigating. She may face charges of Vehicular Assault. Vehicular Assault can be charged if a person is injured in a car accident and the driver was driving recklessly, driving with reckless disregard to the safety of others or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
In addition to Vehicular Assault charges, the Peters can be cited for failing to secure a child under the age of 16 with a seat belt. Drivers are responsible for the seat belt use of children in their vehicle.
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 motor vehicle accidents due the negligence or wrongful act of another and the family of those killed.