Four teenagers were injured in an auto accident which occurred on Highway 9 and 172nd Street SE in Snohomish. The teenagers were travelling Northbound on Highway 9 in a Dodge Durango when a Chevrolet Tahoe, driven by a 45-year-old Snohomish-man crossed over the centerline and struck them. Police suspect that the driver of the Tahoe may have been driving under the influence when the car accident occurred.
The driver of the Dodge, a 16-year-old from Snohomish, was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for treatment of his injuries. All three of his passengers, ages 12, 13, and 18, were taken to local hospitals. The condition of the teenagers has not been released.
The driver of the Tahoe has been booked into Snohomish County Jail for investigation of driving under the influence. His 6-year-old passenger, a little boy, was not injured.
In Washington State, it is illegal to drive if your blood alcohol limit (BAC) is .08% or above. If the driver was driving under the influence and someone was seriously injured, the driver could be charged with Vehicular Assault, RCW 46.61.522.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident caused by a drunk driver, you should contact a knowledgeable and skilled personal injury attorney. The Farber Law Group has more than 30 years experience representing the victims of drunk drivers. We aggressively gather the facts and determine all the sources of potential liability. We determine whether the driver had previous DUI arrests, whether they were served at a restaurant or a bar and whether they were in the course of their employment.
See our Victims of Drunken Driving Resources.
Information for this blog is from the Everett Herald Net.