Samuel Hammond Hospitalized, Tessana Burkett Suspect in State Highway 503 DUI Crash
Woodland, WA (March 23, 2021) – On Sunday, 46-year-old Samuel Hammond of Vancouver was injured, and 26-year-old Tessana Burkett of Woodland was a suspect in a DUI crash on State Highway 503.
The accident took place at around 2 p.m. east of Woodland.
Burkett was driving north on the highway when she crossed the center line and crashed with a vehicle driven by Hammond.
Hammond drifted off the road to the left, causing the vehicle to roll onto its side and start a fire.
Right away, rescuers took Hammond and his passenger, 42-year-old Angela Lingo-Davis of Washougal to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center due to unknown injuries.
Moreover, on Monday, the hospital listed Lingo-Davis in serious condition while Hammond was in satisfactory condition.
Also, responders took Burkett to PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center in Longview due to injuries.
Officers said she was treated and released.
Meanwhile, authorities consider drugs or alcohol to be a factor in the accident. Troopers said charges against Burkett are pending.
Driving can be very dangerous if you are not driving in a safe and legal manner. This is especially true if you are driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance. It is important to always abide by all driving laws and to do your part to prevent DUI accidents as the consequences can be devastating for you and for others.
The Rising Numbers of Accidents in Washington
Thousands of people across Washington suffer injuries in traffic accidents every year. Therefore, it is crucial to know how to proceed in case you find yourself injured after an accident. 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.
Sweet Lawyers offer legal representation from experienced and compassionate attorneys that safeguard your legal rights. We value the trust and respect of our clients, which is why we continuously fight to hold liable parties accountable and award our clients the compensation they deserve.
Thus, the most valuable step you can take in response to a 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. A common misconception is that personal injury lawyers don’t care. That is simply not true. Moreover, injury lawyers care about and want justice for their clients. We are driven by the desire to make our clients whole again,” says Steve Baric of Sweet Lawyers.
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