Kathleen Sanchez Hurt in Hit-and-Run Collision on Highway 2 [Wenatchee, WA]

Kathleen Sanchez Hurt in Hit-and-Run Collision on Highway 2 [Wenatchee, WA]

Danielle Wood Arrested in DUI Crash on State Route 2

Wenatchee, WA (June 11, 2023) On Friday morning, 67-year-old Kathleen Sanchez of Omak was hospitalized after a hit-and-run collision on Highway 2.

According to the WSP, the DUI crash happened around 10:30 a.m. on westbound State Route 2 north of East Wenatchee.

Reports say that 39-year-old Danielle Wood struck and injured Kathleen Sanchez and then fled the scene. Officials were able to arrest Wood in the 3700 block of NW Cascade St. in East Wenatchee.

Officials say that Wood initially was on SR 97 when she hit a guardrail, then turned back in the opposite direction, eventually hitting the driver’s side of Sanchez’s vehicle. The impact of the crash caused a 67-year-old driver’s vehicle to go off-road and crash into an orchard.

Authorities say that Danielle Wood will be facing charges of felony hit-and-run and DUI.

Always Drive Safely

Officials advised motorists to always drive defensively to avoid getting into accidents like the hit-and-run collision on Highway 2 and maintain their safety on the road.

There are multiple ways of keeping yourself safe on the road. But there are key concepts to keep in mind to ensure you are helping yourself and your community.

First, avoid distractions while driving (i.e. Using your mobile phones). Next, is avoiding drinking and driving, a high percentage of accidents due to DUI.

Then, wear your seat belts. Lastly, keep your speed at the minimum level and ensure you are not exceeding the speed limit. There are more safety tips, these are just simple things you can always remember to ensure your safety on the road.


Know Who Can Help

Roadways, while scrupulously created and mapped for efficient travel, are one of the most dangerous settings. It is crucial that everyone remain calm in order to properly handle the immediate aftermath of an automobile collision similar to the hit-and-run collision on Highway 2.

Mark Sweet, an award-winning attorney who has handled many auto accidents, wants to let those who are injured in a traffic accident to know that it is important to have an independent investigation to better protect your rights. Hiring the right firm, who has the resources to spend, can make all the difference between getting justice for a client.

We at Sweet Lawyers have over 40 years of legal expertise. Our expert lawyers have handled different cases of road and pedestrian accidents. You may call us at (800) 674 7852. Or you can visit our website at Sweetlaw.com and check out the other ways we can help you and reach us.

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