Drunk drivers take thousands of lives every single year- and the sad fact remains that through no fault of your own, the return home from a simple family trip, night out with friends or a movie can turn fatal when a drunk driver swerves into your car. It is my goal as a Renton wrongful death and auto accident lawyer to help the victims of these serious or fatal drunk driving accidents achieve justice.
The driver that caused a fatal drunk driving accident near Eatonville, Washington faces vehicular homicide and vehicular assault changes. The November 11th accident occurred when 56-year-old Dana C Boyer was driving a 2002 Ford Ranger intoxicated on Alder Cutoff Road by the intersection with Mountain Highway. Boyer crossed the center line causing a head-on collision with a 1996 Mazda pickup truck. The Mazda spun out of control from the impact, flipped and caught on fire in the accident leading to severe injuries of both Bruce Cromoga, the 61-year-old driver and his young grandson. Cromoga succumbed to his injuries in December. The boy suffered a forehead laceration, glass in his eyes and a concussion in the incident and Boyer suffered non-life threatening injuries.
Boyer told police he didn’t remember the crash and had only two beers before the accident. Upon further investigation, however, police discovered that Boyer was significantly intoxicated. In fact, four hours after the fatal auto accident Boyer’s alcohol level was still 0.14- twice the legal limit.
Drunk driving has been a very serious problem since cars first hit the market, but sadly, there are few things you can do to truly protect yourself from a drunk driver. Your best defense against a drunk driver is simply noticing them before they strike. If you see a driver displaying erratic behavior make sure you keep your distance and call the police to report them and get them off the road. Our article “Top Ways to Spot a Drunk Driver” has a list of drunk driver signs that can help you identify and avoid drunk drivers- click on the previous link for more information.