A very sad and tragic accident occurred on I-5 over the weekend killing a 3-month old baby boy. As a Seattle wrongful death lawyer, I can’t even imagine how devastated his parents must be and I am appalled at the actions of the intoxicated driver that caused this deadly Seattle car accident.
Washington State Patrol officers believe that 26-year-old Christopher Roman was drunk and driving excessively fast when he crashed into another vehicle that was carrying two adult passengers and a 3-month-old boy. The victims had pulled their car off to the side of the road because of a flat tire when Roman lost control of his vehicle first crashing into the median and then slamming into the back of the disabled vehicle, killing the young baby instantly. The two other passengers, a 23-year-old woman and 21-year-old man both from Burien, sustained minor injuries that are nothing compared to the loss they must feel.
Roman was taken to the hospital with minor injuries and was immediately arrested after he was released from medical care. He is now being held on $200,000 bail and will face charges of vehicular assault and DUI. As a Seattle personal injury lawyer I can only hope that he receives punishment severe enough to make him really realize what he has done. Nothing will bring back the life that was lost and hopefully our justice system will put Roman away for a very long time.