Bremerton, Washington – Drunk Driver Crashes into Emergency Scene
Posted on Monday, March 25th, 2019 at 2:48 pm
Bremerton, Washington (March 21, 2019) – Bremerton police and emergency personnel narrowly avoided serious injuries when a drunk driver crashed into the patrol car, slamming the gurney and the car of the woman they were responding to. An attendant who was struck by the gurney and narrowly avoided getting pinned between the woman’s vehicle and the gurney was later taken to the Harrison Medical center for evaluation, and the female driver was attended to on the scene. The driver of the car that crashed was found to have a blood-alcohol content nearly three times the legal limit.
The incident began around 8:30 pm. on that Thursday, as a Bremerton Police officer pulled over a car at 11th street near Roosevelt Avenue. The elderly woman driver was experiencing a medical issue, and the police officer parked his patrol car to shield the woman’s car from traffic. Personnel from Bremerton Fire & Rescue and Olympic Ambulance arrived to respond and began to set up a gurney for transfer. While this was happening, the officer noticed a car accelerating in from Naval Avenue, and he warned the other personnel of the impending crash. No one sustained major injuries in the incident.
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In the aftermath of this accident, the Bremerton Police Department has asked the public to refrain from drinking and driving. In the same vein, we urge all drivers to practice caution while out on the streets. As was the situation in this accident, be especially careful on late hours, especially if the road is lacking sufficient illumination. It would also help to identify busy roads ad 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.
If you have been injured in an accident, or have lost a loved one to the reckless actions of another, the Seattle personal injury attorneys at The Law Offices of Jeffrey R. Caffee are poised to help you fight back. We have helped numerous people through the legal process and are ready to aggressively represent you as well. Contact us at (206) 899-5415 or online to speak with an attorney today.
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