The More the Scarier: Drunk Drivers Multiply Dangers
In this day and age, it comes as no surprise to anyone that driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol endangers everyone in the vicinity, from the driver himself to every driver and pedestrian he encounters. A tragic recent collision highlights these risks and demonstrates the extent to which dangers multiply when drunk drivers meet in a collision.
Having apparently kicked off their weekend early, two intoxicated drivers in a multiple DUI collision crashed into each other near Oroville on a Friday afternoon. Both drivers were arrested immediately following the collision for driving under the influence.
Young victims shouldn’t pay the price for intoxicated driving
After the crash, one of the vehicles veered off and struck a young pedestrian who had pushed his female companion out of the way, absorbing the force of the collision himself. The youngest victims were a 4-year-old passenger and an 8-year-old passenger, which brought the total number of those injured to six.
Who pays when drivers drink and destroy?
In Washington State, drunk driving is not just a crime, it also opens up those who commit such heinous actions to civil liability for the damage they cause. Drivers are not the only ones on the hook for the death and injuries associated with DUI accidents, as there are a host of other parties that may also responsible.
From the establishments that over-serve drinking drivers to counties that fail to properly maintain roadways, injured parties should seek compensation from all parties that bear responsibility. As in any serious auto accident, victims should consult qualified auto accident attorneys to determine who is responsible for their injuries.
If a drunk driving crash has affected you, you need a vigilant accident lawyer who can get results and minimize trauma. Contact Mark A. Hammer & Associates for a consultation.