A 26-year-old Milton woman is in Harborview Medical Center in Seattle and faces charges of driving under the influence (DUI) and Vehicle Assault after she caused a car accident on Interstate 5 in Seattle early Saturday morning.
According a to a report on KOMO News.com, the Milton woman was driving southbound on I-5 near Interstate 90 when she hit a jersey barrier. The force of the accident spun her car around and she proceeded to drive the wrong-way. A car driven by a 44-year-old Seattle woman hit a jersey barrier as she tried to avoid the northbound car and the two cars collided.
Both women were taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for treatment .
Washington State Patrol believes the Milton woman was under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs at the time of the accident. Vehicular Assault, RCW 46.61.522, can be charged if a person is seriously injured in a car accident and the driver was under the influence.
The victim may be entitled to compensation for medical costs and for pain and suffering.
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 by drunk drivers and the family of those killed.