As a Seattle drunk driving accident attorney, I am always saddened to hear about a fatality due to a drunk driver on the roads. Driving while under the influence creates way more potential for fatal accidents that are unnecessary and tragic. The Tukwila Reporter posted an article stating a 20 year old will be charged with vehicular homicide after causing a fatal accident when driving while drunk. Tou Hang claims he had four to six beers before driving with two of his cousins down State Route 599 on November 19th. Hang accelerated up to 90mph on the highway before losing control of the vehicle and flipped it several times. One cousin, Terry Hang, was ejected from the car and died at the scene. The other cousin was severely injured but is expected to recover. Terry Hang was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident. Tou Hang is scheduled to appear in court on December 5th to face charges.
According to the article, a DUI can be issued to any driver 21 and older with a reported alcohol level of .08 or higher, and under 21 years old is even lower. Driving under the influence creates slower reaction times, impaired judgment, and visual issues that all contribute to negative driving abilities. Even though the dangers of drinking and driving are evident, DUI citations are ever more increasing in today’s society.
If you or a family member have been severely injured due to a drunk driver, contact an experienced Seattle drunk driving accident lawyer today. Drinking and driving is a criminal offense that can lead to devastating results for everyone on the road. Being injured as a result of drinking and driving may potentially cause costly medical bills and time away from work. Call me at Premier Law Group and I can help make your decision to take legal action against drunk drivers less stressful by dedicating my time to your case in order to protect your rights. For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION, contact me at (206)285-1743.