4 Hospitalized in Gold Bar Hit-and-Run Accident on Highway 2
GOLD BAR, WA (December 8, 2020) – On Monday, four people sustained injuries in a DUI crash on Highway 2 in Gold Bar, Washington.
According to Washington State Patrol Trooper Heather Axtman, a 43-year-old man driving a westbound pickup truck veered into the shoulder lane. Then, it crashed with a Honda Fit parked on the side of the road near a disabled Honda CR-V.
The force of the crash pushed the Fit to crash into the CR-V. The Fit rolled over to its roof as a result of the crash.
Reports revealed that the four occupants of the Fit sustained injuries and was transported to a local hospital. The 15-year-old driver and three adult passengers all wore seatbelts at the time of the incident. Moreover, the injuries sustained by all four victims were classified as serious injuries.
The driver of the pickup truck fled the scene after the incident. Furthermore, a witness to the crash followed the suspect’s vehicle and called 911 to inform the authorities. Then, officers arrested the suspect in a neighborhood two miles away from the crash.
Axtman said that the arrested driver is facing investigation for DUI, vehicle assault, and hit-and-run.
The crash blocked the road at the scene. All motorists are advised to find alternate routes.
Always pay attention to other drivers, especially on busy freeways. Whenever you are behind the wheel of a vehicle, it is your responsibility to follow all traffic laws. Make sure to avoid distractions that can lead to serious auto accidents. As a driver, maintain a safe speed and only drive when you are alert and sober.
How Personal Injury Attorneys Can Help the Victim of DUI Crash on Highway 2
The most valuable step you can take in response to a vehicle crash is hiring a personal injury attorney.
Personal injury attorneys prioritize your recovery while securing your future from further losses a severe accident can bring.
“We can secure evidence in your favor, request additional information, get vital eyewitness accounts, and review insurance coverage you are entitled to that may not be common knowledge. Having an experienced attorney fighting on your behalf at such a delicate time in your life will make all the difference,” explains Mark Sweet of Sweet Lawyers.
We encourage you to speak with us today if you have suffered injuries in an auto accident. At Sweet Lawyers, we understand the impact of accidents on victims, and the financial difficulties they have to go through. Our seasoned personal injury lawyers will provide you with the best legal representation and guide you to a high settlement. With over 44 years of experience in the legal field, we know how to tackle your case from all angles. For more information, call us today at (800) 674 7852.