A statistic that I know all too well as a King County fatal car accident attorney is that in 2008, nearly 12,000 people were killed in fatal drunk-driving accidents. Despite ample education about the dangers of drinking and driving, the problem is still rampant, and it is putting safe and responsible drivers at risk. Innocent lives are lost every day, and it leaves the victim’s family in an unthinkable situation.
Monday night, a man driving in Milton had his car t-boned by a suspected drunk driver, killing the driver, and leaving the passenger in serious condition. After receiving a 911 phone call, police pursued a driver that they believed to be under the influence of alcohol. The vehicle, driven by a woman believed to be in her 40’s, took off at high speed away from the cops for two miles. The accident occurred at about 6:30 P.M on Pacific Highway East at Porter Way. The suspected drunk driver is in serious condition.
Our condolences go out to the family of the man who died in this car crash, as well has the passenger who will hopefully make a full recovery. Losing a loved family member or friend is an incredibly painful experience. Whether it be in a car accident or not, the last thing that you and your family want to have to deal with or worry about is legal issues and complications. You deserve to know that the legal situation will be taken care of with professionalism and respect. Because I believe so strongly in this, I co-authored a book with attorney Patrick J. Kang entitled “In Case of Death: Straight Talk on Washington Wrongful Death.” We have made this book available free of charge to Washington residents and it can be found by clicking the preceding link.