Puyallup man charged with Vehicular Assault in head-on car accident

The Washington State Patrol reports that Benjamin Cabral, 36, is being charged with Vehicular Assault in the State Route 512 wrong-way car accident that injured Miguel Salinas of Lakewood.

The report said that Cabral drove his car for the wrong way for more than 3 miles when he collided with Salinas near Steele Street.

Cabral and Salinas were both seriously injured in the car accident. A 23-year-old female passenger in Salinas’ car suffered only minor injuries.

Police suspect Cabral was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the car accident. Washington State vehicle RCW 46.61.522 states that a driver can be charged with Vehicular Assault if he or she seriously injures someone while driving recklessly, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs or driving without regard for the safety of others.

This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent victims of drunken drivers and their families. . We are a Seattle car accident law firm and are dedicated to helping car accident victims and their families seek civil justice.
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