Yakima Fatal DUI Crash
Yakima, WA (September 02, 2021)– On Tuesday, three people lost their lives, and a young child suffered severe injuries in a 48th Avenue DUI crash.
Officers responded to the accident scene at about 11:18pm at the intersection with West Nob Hill Boulevard.
Investigating officers said a 1994 Ford Escort driven by a 20-year-old man from Yakima was speeding north on 48th Avenue ran the red light.
As a result, the Escort collided into an eastbound 2007 Mitsubishi Galant.
The authorities said a 23-year-old male passenger in the escort and 19-year-old man in the Mitsubishi, both died at the accident scene.
Additionally, responders took a 20-year-old female passenger in the Mitsubishi to the hospital where she died.
Moreover, a 5-year-old girl who was in the vehicle suffered injuries. Rescuers took her to Yakima Valley Memorial and then Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for treatment. Officers said she is now in stable condition.
Also, the Mitsubishi driver suffered minor injuries and has been released from the hospital.
Paramedics took the Ford driver to the hospital for suffering severe injuries.
Investigating officers consider intoxicants and speed as factors in the fatal crash.
Police said the Escort driver will be charged with Vehicular Homicide and Vehicular Assault as soon as he is well to be booked into jail.
Meanwhile, the authorities withheld the names of the people involved pending the notification of family.
Sweet Lawyers is extending our deepest sympathies to the loved ones of the three deceased. Our hearts are with you through these trying times.
What Should One Do in Case of 48th Avenue DUI Crash?
In a time where an unexpected tragedy befalls such as this one, you may be left feeling powerless.
“The last thing most families want to deal with is piles of paperwork. Questions from insurance companies or defense attorneys and attempting to obtain police reports can be stressful,” says Mark Sweet, a seasoned attorney at Sweet Lawyers.
Having legal representation after such a traumatic event will provide your family with the space to heal. Indeed, they will make sure you get the justice for your loved one.
“Our firm works tirelessly to ensure that the people we work for are granted the highest restitution possible. Although nothing can bring back those dearly departed, we strive to secure the future of our clients, protecting them from further losses,” explains Mark Sweet.
If someone you love died in a similar crash, you do not have to face the aftermath alone. Work with Sweet Lawyers. We guarantee that you will be provided with personalized assistance, aggressive representation, and compassion throughout the entire process.
We do more than simply win cases; our purpose is to maximize your recovery and grant you peace of mind, with your future at the forefront. During your initial call, we’ll discuss your case at length to determine your legal options.
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