Person Critically Injured in Lynnwood Crash
Lynnwood, WA (July 02, 2021) – On Tuesday, a 21-year-old male motorcyclist was critically injured in a DUI crash on Highway 99,
The accident happened at about 10 P.M.
Apparently, a northbound motorcycle crashed into the passenger side of the southbound van as it attempted to turn left onto 52nd Avenue.
When officers arrived, they found a woman sitting with the injured motorcyclist on top of the van.
The woman was driving past as the accident happened. She stopped to see if the drivers were OK.
So, the woman climbed up on top of the van to help to the injured man.
Also, she explained she was a nurse and that she was holding the man’s neck to stabilize it. The victim sustained a cut to the neck that did “not look good.”
Rescuers took the motorcyclist to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Reports said he suffered broken bones, a cut to his jugular vein and possible internal injuries.
Meanwhile, the suspect van driver, a 51-year-old Shoreline man, told police he heard somebody honking at him as he tried to take a left turn onto 52nd.
So, he stopped the van. At the same time, a motorcycle crashed into him.
Moreover, the officers asked the Shoreline man if he’d had anything to drink that night.
The suspect driver said he’d had two beers about an hour and a half before the crash at a bar in Everett. His eyes appeared glazed, according to police reports.
Also, police asked him if he would be able to complete sobriety tests. The man said he was dizzy and did not think he would be able to.
Furthermore, troopers reported the suspect driver appeared “clearly shaken up,” and that he cried and asked if the motorcycle driver was OK.
Officers said the suspect driver has three previous DUI arrests in the last 10 years.
Finally, officers arrested and booked into the Snohomish County Jail for investigation of vehicular assault, driving under the influence, an ignition interlock violation and driving with a suspended license.
Do not drink and drive.
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Moreover, thousands of people across Washington suffer injuries in traffic accidents every year.
As a matter of fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), two out of three motorists will be involved in an injury accident during their life.
That is because auto accidents are a major public health threat. They are a leading cause of death for individuals ages 5-64.
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