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Semi-truck Accident Caused by Allegedly Drunk DriverA semi-truck driver caused an accident by running a red light and then proceeded to drive. Washington State Patrol followed the semi-truck and stopped it. The trooper who stopped the semi believes he saw the driver pouring a liquid believed to be alcohol out of his cab. The driver denied he’d been drinking before the hit-and-run semi-truck accident in Kennewick. However, the trooper said the driver was unsteady on his feet and had bloodshot and watery eyes as well as a flushed face and slurred speech. The driver of the vehicle he hit was injured from the crash.

Drunk Driving Statistics

Drunk driving is a real problem in America. In fact, according to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Administration, every day in America, another 30 people die as a result of a car accident involving a drunk driver. That’s one person every 48 minutes. In 2017, 10,874 people died in drug-related car crashes. In addition, more than 300,000 were injured in drunk driving accidents.

Drunk driving is said to still be the number one cause of death on U.S. roadways. The statistics for drunk driving are horrifying. Every two minutes, someone is injured in a drunk driving accident. In addition, every 51 minutes, someone is killed by a drunk driver. This kind of destruction is ruining hundreds of lives. In fact, two out of three people will be affected by a drunk driver in some way in their lifetime.

Personal Injury Attorney

If you or a loved one has been injured by a drunk driver or a loved one has been killed by a drunk driver, call the experienced personal injury attorneys of Parke Gordon Law Firm immediately. We will fight for every penny you deserve. Call our Kennewick law office now for a free consultation at (509) 582-7274.

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. Parke Gordon LLC 8905 W Gage Blvd, #200 Kennewick, WA 99336 Phone:(509) 582-7274

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