A car crashed into an apartment in Kennewick after running the stop sign at Olympia Street. Police believe the driver was under the influence at the time of the accident. Fortunately, no one was inside the apartment was injured from the collision. The driver and passenger of the car was taken to a nearby medical center for evaluation of injuries. The driver was released from the medical center and taken to a juvenile center for vehicular assault. Unfortunately, the passenger suffered severe injuries from the crash.
Statistics of Drunk Drivers
In the United States, one person died in an alcohol-impaired car accident every 50 minutes during 2016. That is almost 29 people every day. Drunk driving car crashes claim over 10,000 lives per year. The chance of being in an alcohol related crash is one in three in the course of a lifetime. These statistics are according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
When a person is intoxicated, the brain is not able to function the same. Effects include: improper muscle coordination, reasoning and impaired thinking. These things are essential when operating a motor vehicle safely.
Car Accident Lawyer in Tri-Cities
Hiring an experienced and knowledgeable car accident lawyer is critical to getting the compensation you deserve if you’ve been injured in an accident. Contact the trusted and experienced personal injury attorneys at Parke Gordon Law Firm to handle your car accident case. Personal injury lawyer and accident attorney in Tri-Cities, Washington, Mat Parke, is an aggressive and trusted Harvard law school graduate who handles personal injury claims in Tri-Cities, Washington including Kennewick, Pasco, and Richland. Our law firm believes every client deserves fair representation against big insurance companies with deep pockets. Call our Tri-Cities law office today for a free case review. This is your opportunity to discuss your case with and experienced and knowledgeable attorney. Call (509) 582-7274 now to get started on your case.
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Tri-Cities, Washington Law Office
Our Tri-Cities, Washington law office provides legal services to injury clients in and surrounding Tri-Cities, including clients injured in accidents in Kennewick, Pasco, and Richland, Washington. Visit or call our Tri-Cities office now.8905 W Gage Blvd, #200 Kennewick, WA 99336 Phone:(509) 582-7274