Long Beach, Washington – One Injured in Crash, Suspected of DUIRequest Free Consultation
Long Beach, Washington (May 2019) – One person was injured after his vehicle collided with a truck outside Long Beach. He was taken to the hospital for treatment. The extent of his injuries has not been provided.
According to the report, the victim was driving at high speed, followed by a pickup truck. When the victim slowed down, the pickup truck struck the rear of the car. The truck was said to have fled the scene. The causing driver has been charged with DUI, reckless endangerment, resisting arrest and providing false statements.
The exact date of the incident has not been specified, but it was reported to have occurred over the course of the Memorial Day weekend.
About Car Accidents
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.
Note: The exact location of this incident has not been specified.