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.
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?
A tragic auto collision killed two individuals late last month. The accident happened on State Road 14 at approximately 6 a.m. on a Wednesday, Feb. 8. A semi-truck and a van collided head-on. The two people who passed away were riding in the van.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A woman died on Thursday and a man was severely injured after they were hit by a vehicle while waiting at a bus stop. The crash happened close to the Washington Department of Social and Health Services. Emergency crews were dispatched to the accident scene at approximately 11:49 a.m.
A 3-vehicle crash happened along Interstate 5 last Thursday in Federal Way. The collision involved a motor home, a box truck and a car. Two people were sent to the hospital as a result of the collision, and one of them needed to be flown to the hospital by helicopter.