Even though drunk driving is illegal and dangerous, many people still engage in it. Unfortunately, it can often lead to serious consequences. A Seattle car-pedestrian accident that happened on March 25 has led to two deaths, with two others suffering from severe injuries. The fatal car accident was caused by a man who was apparently driving while impaired.
An Oct. 23 accident investigation in North Seattle became the scene of a second crash that sent a police officer to the hospital with minor injuries. Police responded to a pedestrian accident on the 5900 block of Aurora Avenue North involving a man hit by a car as he tried to cross the highway at around 9:15 p.m. During the investigation of the pedestrian accident, a woman ran into a parked police car while attempting to drive through the scene.
A 26-year-old man was going the wrong way on State Route 520 just after midnight on Sept. 25 in Seattle. Two cars that were trying to avoid him crashed into each other, but the young man kept going. He then collided head-on with a Washington State Trooper.The offending driver, who was believed to be drunk at the time, crashed into the trooper's car after being spotted driving the wrong way. Luckily, the state trooper wasn't hurt, nor were the other motorists who crashed trying to avoid a collision.
Seattle residents may be aware that concern over fatal drunk driving accidents is leading efforts in many states to outlaw drive-up liquor stores. Here in Washington state, it is illegal for liquor retailers to have drive-up windows, however, more than 20 states do allow these curbside alcohol sales.
A 31-year-old, Federal Way, Washington, woman has been charged in relation to a fatal car accident that killed a 48-year-old woman last week. The 31-year-old reportedly did not have her headlights on, and her 4-year old son was in the car, when she crossed into oncoming traffic on Pacific Highway South just before midnight.