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Car Accidents Archives

Do Yakima police give special treatment to some drunk drivers?

The state of Washington has enacted stiff drunk driving laws in order to keep law-abiding drivers safe from getting hurt. There are numerous drunk drivers, with whom we share the road, every single day, possibly driving right alongside us. Yakima police want to change this by implementing very strict enforcement standards, but some Yakima residents are questioning whether police give special treatment to certain DUI drivers.

Mother and son injured by runaway drunk driver from Benton City

A man from Benton City entered a not guilty plea in court over accusations that he was drunk driving during an injurious car accident last month. The 56-year-old man allegedly drove through a stop sign, struck another car and then fled the scene of the crash. Police say he left a seriously injured mother and her son at the crash site.

Grim Reaper teachers high school students about drunk driving

Aside from police enforcement actions and holding drunk drivers accountable in court, education is the most powerful tool we have to prevent people from operating vehicles while intoxicated in Benton. In fact, education might be the most powerful tool we have to stop DUI in its tracks, but with the modern world so distracted by smartphones -- and information overload -- how do we get them to look away from the screens long enough to pay attention?

Expert witnesses in a persona injury lawsuit

A serious car accident means complicated scenarios that may be difficult to piece together after the incident takes place. Nevertheless, if serious injuries result from a crash, both the plaintiff and the defense in any resulting personal injury lawsuits will try to investigate and reconstruct exactly what happened in order to strengthen their side of the case.

Car accident leaves 1 woman injured just outside Benton City

A two-car accident sent one woman to the hospital in mid-December. The incident happened on a Friday afternoon just outside of Benton City, Washington. According to the Washington State Patrol, the injured woman was rushed to Kadlec Medical Center in Richland, where she received treatment and was later released.

Important helpers in your car accident case

If you have been injured in a car accident due to no fault of your own, you may have the ability to seek financial compensation from the at-fault parties in your crash. That financial compensation might include money to pay for your medical care, compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering, lost wages and other damages.

Mother and her 2 daughters injured by a drunk driver in Salem

A 22-year-old Army Specialist from Joint Base Lewis McChord was arrested and charged with DUI following a fatal car accident last Friday morning in Lakewood. According to the Washington State Patrol, the driver was blamed for the death of a 46-year-old man, who -- just before the fatal collision -- had been involved in a simple fender-bender along Interstate 5.

50-year-old woman dies in Takata air bag catastrophe

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has confirmed that a 50-year-old woman who recently died in a car accident was killed as a result of a faulty Takata air bag. The woman's unfortunate death marks the 11th Takata air bag caused death in the United States thus far.