3 Hurt, Including Baby, in DUI Two-Car Crash in Seattle
SEATTLE, WA (May 9, 2019) – Three people, including a baby, suffered injuries Wednesday following a two-vehicle DUI crash at Airport Way South and South Alaska Street.
The incident happened around 5 p.m. Reports say a minivan heading north on Airport Way South attempted a left-hand turn at South Alaska Street.
However, a woman operating a Nissan, trailing behind the minivan, tried passing up the van at a high rate of speed.
According to police, the Nissan smashed into the side of the minivan before bursting into flames. Bystanders and witnesses quickly rushed to the woman’s aid, pulling her from the blaze.
Following the accident, a baby in the minivan suffered critical injuries, urging paramedics to bring the child to Harborview Medical Center in the ICU. A 15-year-old girl – also an occupant of the minivan – suffered unknown injuries yet is expected to survive.
Meanwhile, the Nissan driver sought treatment at Harborview, as well. In their investigation, authorities said she demonstrated signs of impairment. More investigation of this claim is underway.
Driving under the influence is never a smart move. You’ll more than likely find yourself distracted and tired, making yourself more susceptible to reckless driving and harm. If you’re under the influence, do not drive. Have someone sober and trustworthy bring you home instead.
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