Centralia man arrested on felony hit-and-run charges

A Centralia man, Carmen Victor Rodas-Urias, age 20, has been arrested on charges of felony hit-and-run and Vehicular Assault for a car accident that occurred on Interstate 5 late Saturday night.

According to a report in The Olympian, Rodas-Urias was speeding near Milepost 80 when he lost control of his vehicle and hit a car driven by a 52-year-old Oregon man, James Renken.

Renken’s Chevrolet pickup truck rolled several time after the impact. Renken was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with face and scalp lacerations.

Roads-Urias abandoned his vehicle and fled the scene of the accident on foot. A car driven by Clayton-Walker, 69, of Winlock hit Rodas-Urias’ abandoned vehicle and Clayton-Walker suffered hand lacerations.

Vehicular Assault, RCW 46.61.522, can be charged if a person is seriously injured in a car accident and the driver was driving with reckless disregard to the safety of others, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs or driving recklessly.

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 car accidents and the family of those killed. If you have been injured because of the negligent driving of another, you should contact a personal injury attorney who will work to help you recover compensation for your damages.

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