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Car Accidents Archives

How do I know when it's time to service my brakes?

Your vehicle's ability to stop is essential for accident avoidance, so if you haven't taken your car into the brake shop for a checkup in a while, you might want to do so as soon as possible. After all, a split second of stopping time could mean the difference between life and death on the road.

Mother and 4-year-old girl injured in tragic Washington collision

A mother was driving with her 4-year-old daughter in the back seat of a sport utility vehicle when another vehicle struck them. Both the mother and her daughter suffered injuries in the accident. The 4-year-old required helicopter transportation, and the mother was taken by ambulance to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

Is the legalization of marijuana increasing car accidents?

You might think that the legalization of recreational marijuana would increase the number of car accidents and auto fatalities in the United States. After all, with marijuana more readily available, wouldn't people be more likely to be driving while intoxicated? Two recent studies seem to disagree on this matter.

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?