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Lacey, Washington – Multiple Hit and Run: Driver Hit Two Motorcycles, A Building, and an SUV

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Posted on April 26, 2019

Lacey, Washington (April 19, 2019) – A driver was believed to be the cause of multiple hit and runs over the weekend, including incidents  such as hitting two motorcycles, crashing into a buildings, and an injury crash with a car. The number of victims and the extent of their injuries has not been provided.

According to charging documents from the Thurston County Superior Court, the first incident responded to by Lacey police was at 10 p.m. on Friday, of a white truck hitting two motorcycles at Cedar Inn Tavern at the 9030 block of Martin Way East. Later, sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a Chevron gas station at the 9335 block of Martin Way East, where a white truck had crashed into a building. Lastly, Lacey Police responded to an injury crash at Meridian Road Northeast at 31st Avenue Northeast, after which the driver fled on foot. He was however tracked down by a K-9 unit about 200 yards away from the collision site. He was arrested on suspicion of DUI as well as injury hit-and-run.

About Car Accidents

There are grim statistics involved when it comes to driving under the influence. 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.