Alger, Washington – One Person Dead in Two-Vehicle Wreck at Cain Lake RoadRequest Free Consultation
Alger, Washington (October 7, 2019) – One person died in a two-vehicle collision involving a van and a car at the 300 block of Alger Cain Lake Road on early Monday morning. The victim, a 62 year-old man from Ferndale, was pronounced dead on the scene. The driver of the van was uninjured in the crash.
The crash happened around 12:45 a.m. According to the preliminary investigation by the Washington State Patrol, the van was heading northbound on the road when it veered into the southbound lane, colliding head-on with the car. The State Patrol has said that alcohol was a likely factor in the crash, and that charges are pending for the driver of the van.
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We offer our sympathies and compassion for the friends and loved ones of the victim. According to 2016 data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 29 people die everyday from vehicle accidents involving an alcohol-impaired driver, which translates to a death every 50 minutes. Additionally, 2016 data also points to 28% of all traffic-related deaths in America. Driving under influence covers not only alcohol-impaired drivers, but also those under the influence of other substances. Drugs other than alcohol accounted for 16% of vehicle crashes in 2015 data. Marijuana use in particular is rising, with 13% of nighttime weekends drivers being found with marijuana in their system. Whether impaired by alcohol, narcotics, or any other substances, the dangers of driving under influence should be clear. Driving is an activity that requires awareness at all times and following street regulations as much as possible. Being under the influence of other substances brings down road awareness, as well as closing down reflex skills and attention.
We urge everyone to be in a stable health condition before going behind the wheel. Any condition that can cause impairments on your judgement puts many people at risk, which goes not only for drivers but pedestrians as well. Aside from the obvious dangers of drunk driving, it would also help to identify busy roads and try to avoid being in their proximity to minimize any risk of a vehicle accident. Any mistake can lead to injuries and damage not only to your person, but on other people as well. Our sympathies and compassion for anyone who was caught up in a vehicle accident due to intoxicated drivers.