Marysville, Washington – One Dead in Fiery Crash Caused by Impaired DriverRequest Free Consultation
Marysville, Washington (June 11, 2019) – The passenger of a car was killed and the driver injured when the vehicle they were in crashed on 27th Avenue Northeast on Tuesday morning. The passenger was found dead on the scene. The identity of the victim has not yet been released to the public. The driver had sustained minor injuries and was taken to a local hospital for treatment, before being booked into jail.
The accident happened just before 1 a.m. The car was speeding northbound on 27th Avenue Northeast when the driver lost control, causing the car to veer off the road and to crash into a wooded area. The impact of the crash caused a small fire within the vehicle. Both speed and alcohol have been considered factors in the crash, and the driver is under investigation of vehicular homicide. No roads have been reported to blocked in the incident.
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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.