Teen to be Charged with DUI, Vehicular Assault After 5 Injured in Crash on SR-7
A 19-year-old man is expected to face DUI and vehicular assault charges after he’s released from the hospital following a crash that left a total of five people injured on SR-7 in Tacoma on Sunday night.
State troopers say that at around 7:30 p.m., a 19-year-old man driving a Honda Civic northbound on SR-7 in Pierce County attempted to pass a vehicle in front of him while going around a curve. He allegedly collided head-on with a Ford SUV traveling the other direction while attempting to pass that first vehicle.
The driver of the Civic and a 19-year-old female passenger in his vehicle were both hospitalized. Their conditions have not been publicly released.
A 64-year-old passenger in the Ford was also hospitalized, and the driver of that vehicle and a second passenger were treated at the scene for injuries.
According to troopers, the 19-year-old man will be booked on suspected DUI and vehicular assault charges, along with a citation for passing in a curve, once he is released from the hospital.
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Financial Compensation For People Injured by Drunk Drivers in Washington
Attorney contributor Brian Kent of CrimeVictim.Attorney helps people who have been injured by drunk drivers find the financial compensation they need and deserve for their injuries. Here is some general info from Brian regarding the legal rights of these individuals in the state of Washington:
Regardless of where you are in the United States, if you’ve been injured by a drunk driver, you may have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit against that driver. Additionally, in Washington and several other states, there are situations where people who have been injured by drunk drivers may have grounds for a lawsuit against an alcohol vendor who served that driver prior to the crash.
According to Washington’s dram shop law, alcohol vendors can be held liable for alcohol-related injuries caused by their customers if they served alcohol to someone who was either under 21 years of age or visibly intoxicated when he or she was served.
For example, let’s say a bartender at Josh’s Tavern serves an 18-year-old named Jim. After leaving the bar, Jim drives and crashes into Sam’s vehicle, injuring Sam in the process. Sam may have grounds for a dram shop lawsuit against Josh’s Tavern for serving a minor under the age of 21.
If you or someone you love has been injured or killed after being hit by a drunk driver in Washington, you can learn more about your legal options by speaking with an experienced drunk driving crash victims lawyer.
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