Sean Seager Arrested, Eric Smith Injured, Bryan Pope Involved in Vancouver Alleged DUI Crash
VANCOUVER, WA (January 17, 2019) – Two people were hurt after a head-on crash caused by an alleged DUI wrong-way driver on Sunday, January 13.
According to the Washington State Patrol, 35-year-old Sean E. Seager, of Vancouver, was moving east in the westbound lanes of Highway 14 near the 205 Freeway overpass at around 6 a.m.
Seager’s Ford Focus station wagon collided head-on into a Toyota Tacoma pickup, driven by 33-year-old Eric E. Smith, of Vancouver, the state patrol said.
The force of the collision sent Smith’s pickup onto its top and sideways in the left lane, and Seager’s car into the right lane, both blocking the roadway.
Then a third vehicle, driven by 25-year-old Bryan T. Pope, of Vancouver, crashed into Smith’s truck, according to the state patrol.
The Vancouver Fire Department said Seager left the scene on foot before later coming back to the scene.
Seager was transported to Peacehealth Southwest Medical Center for his injuries, where he was in fair condition that afternoon. Smith was taken to Veterans Affairs Medical Center. His condition was not available.
The Vancouver fire department described both men’s injuries as relatively minor. The state patrol said that the force of the accident totaled both of their vehicles.
Pope was not injured and his Toyota Corolla sedan was towed away with moderate vehicular damage.
Seager was arrested for driving with a revoked license, driving under the influence, and driving without an ignition interlock device.
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