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.
It's interesting to consider how safe our nation's roads could be if all drivers followed the rules of the road. In fact, there are certain things that — if all drivers did them or stopped doing them — would exponentially reduce the risks associated with driving.
A driver recently pleaded not guilty after being charged with vehicular homicide relating to an auto accident that happened earlier this month. Allegedly, the man caused the accident because he failed to take his seizure medication.
The death of a man in Lacey has left his community in shock. A 66-year-old man was killed after his vehicle was struck head-on by an allegedly drunk driver. The man who police say caused the head-on crash is the owner of a drinking establishment.
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.
A 25-year-old man and his baby daughter died in a three-car accident last week. The pair died along Mount Baker Highway, and two more individuals suffered serious injuries in the crash, which happened on a recent Sunday morning just east of Deming.
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.
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.