A hit and run car accident from DUI driver occurred in Kennewick. The driver was found driving under the influence after hitting a parked car. The force of the collision then forced the parked car into another car. After driving down the road a little bit, the drunk driver stopped to remove wreckage from the hood of her car. The owner of one of the vehicles that was hit followed the drunk driver and called authorities. Officers arrested her for driving under the influence and causing a hit and run car accident.
Drunk Driving Statistics
In 2015, 10, 265 people were killed in a car accident involving an alcohol impaired driver reported the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It was also reported that 28 people die every day in the United States in an alcohol-related car accident. The chance of being in an alcohol related crash is one in three in the course of a lifetime. On the upside, drunk driving fatalities have fallen by a third in the last three decades.
How DUI Affects Your Ability to Drive
Driving under the influence of alcohol may seem harmless. However, the effects alcohol has on the function of the brain is greater than most people realize. When driving drunk, 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.
Kennewick Car Accident Attorneys at Parke Gordon
If you’ve been the victim of a hit and run car accident or hit by a drunk driver, call the attorneys at Parke Gordon. Our law firm is experienced, trusted and aggressive. We will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Call now to speak with a car accident lawyer in the Tri-Cities area. We offer free consultation. That means you pay nothing until your case is settled. You can afford an attorney. Call (509) 582-7274 today.
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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