3 People Hospitalized with Life-Threatening Injuries After Suspected DUI Crash
Emergency responders had to extricate four people from a vehicle following a collision with a suspected drunk driver in Seattle’s First Hill neighborhood early Friday morning. The crash occurred at roughly 2 a.m. at the intersection of Boren Avenue and Madison Street.
According to Seattle police, a 30-year-old was driving a Cadillac westbound on Madison and drove through a red light at the intersection with Boren Avnue. The Cadillac crashed into a Hyundai with four people inside, which caused the Hyundai to roll over and crash into the bank at the southwest corner of the intersection.
Personnel with the Seattle Fire Department had to cut off the roof of the Hundai to save the two people trapped in the backseat of the Hyundai. Three of the people inside the vehicle – a 41-year-old man, a 32-year-old man, and a 32-year-old woman, were injured in the crash and were hospitalized in stable condition.
The driver of the Cadillac, whose name has not been released, was arrested and booked into the King County Jail on DUI charges. He was not injured in the crash.
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Legal Options for People Injured by Drunk Drivers in Washington State
Attorney contributor Brian Kent of CrimeVictim.Attorney represents people who have been injured by drunk drivers in civil lawsuits, helping them seek the financial compensation they deserve. Brian has some general information to add on the legal rights of those who have been hit by drunk drivers in the state of Washington:
In all 50 states, people who have been injured by drunk drivers may have the option to file a personal injury lawsuit against that drunk driver. But in Washington and many other states, there are also some situations where people hit by drunk drivers may have grounds for a lawsuit against an alcohol vendor who provided alcohol to the drunk driver before the crash.
This second type of lawsuit is called a dram shop claim. According to Washington law, people injured by drunk drivers can file a dram shop claim against an alcohol vendor if the vendor served alcohol to someone who was:
- Under 21 years of age, or
- Visibly intoxicated at the time of the sale
If you or a loved one has been injured by a drunk driver in the state of Washington, you can learn more about your legal options by speaking with an experienced drunk driving injury victims lawyer.
Boren Avenue and Madison Street in Seattle, WA
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