The woman was injured and was taken to the hospital. No one in the fire truck was injured. Police believe the woman was driving under the influence (DUI) at the time of the car accident.
The fire truck was parked alongside the road responding to a medical emergency and had cones placed and emergency lights flashing when the woman hit the truck from behind.
In Washington State approximately 45% of all traffic fatalities in a year are alcohol-related. Washington State has a BAC (blood alcohol content) intoxication standard of 0.08% and penalizes DUI drivers with fines and loss of license.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or a loved one killed by a drunken driver, you should contact a personal injury attorney. The Farber Law Group has more than 30 years experience representing victims of drunken drivers and their families. We will investigate your accident and determine if the drunk driver was in the course of his/her employment, whether a bar or restaurant served an obviously intoxicated person or if the DUI driver had previous drunken driving charges.
Contact The Farber Law Group at 1-800-244-9087 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. We have offices in Seattle and Bellevue to assist you.