Negligent and reckless driving contribute to an outstanding number of fatal auto accidents in the United States every year. In fact, reckless driving including running red lights, failure to yield and improper passing, cause nearly 8,000 deaths every year. I dedicated my career to helping victims of serious reckless driving accidents by becoming an auto accident attorney and wrongful death lawyer. The sad part is, in spite of the stiff penalties, the jail time and fines associated with reckless driving—there are still thousands of unnecessary deaths every year.
The man that caused a Fatal Lacey car crash a couple of weeks ago has been arrested for suspicion of vehicular homicide. The accident on March 9th that killed 25-year-old Anja Tompson was believed to be the result of erratic and reckless driving. 24-year-old Dwayne Reddick was driving a Chevy Blazer on Carpenter Road in Lacey, Washington when he attempted to pass a school bus along the right shoulder of the road. While on the shoulder Reddick lost control of the Blazer and spun out into oncoming traffic.
Another car struck the Blazer sending it into the brush along the road side and engulfing it in flames. Anja Thomas, a passenger in the Blazer, was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center, but later died due to massive injuries including, blunt-force injuries to her head, severe internal injuries and burns.
Reddick suffered a collapsed lung and was rushed to Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, Washington.
Lacey Police arrested Dwayne Reddick on Tuesday when he was released from Harborview Medical Center on Tuesday March 22nd for suspicion of vehicular assault and vehicular homicide. He is being held at the Thurston County Jail with a bail set at $50,000.
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