A suspected DUI crash in Spokane last Monday sent two to the hospital. Spokane police pulled over a truck driver in suspicion of driving under the influence. The driver speed away from police and crashed into another car in the intersection. Both drivers involved in the crash were injured and had to be taken to the hospital for evaluation. The condition of the drivers is unknown. Once the truck driver is released from the hospital, troopers say he will be arrested but charges are still pending.
In 2015, 10, 265 people were killed in a car accident involving an alcohol impaired driver reported the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It was also reported that 28 people die every day in the United States in an alcohol-related car accident. The chance of being in an alcohol related crash is one in three in the course of a lifetime. On the upside, drunk driving fatalities have fallen by a third in the last three decades.
Why is DUI Dangerous?
Driving under the influence of alcohol may seem harmless. However, the effects alcohol has on the function of the brain is greater than most people realize. When driving drunk, the brain is not able to function the same. Effects include: improper muscle coordination, reasoning and impaired thinking. These things are essential when operating a motor vehicle safely.
Spokane Car Accident Lawyer
When you’ve been in a car accident, truck accident, or motorcycle accident, you need an experienced and trusted lawyer on your side who will fight for your rights. Contact the law office of Mat Parke today to handle your motor vehicle case. Parke Gordon Law Firm believes every client deserves fair representation, not just big insurance companies with deep pockets. Call (509) 482-7274 now for a free consultation to discuss your injury case with an experienced and trusted attorney.
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