A 29-year-old Olympia man faces charges of Vehicular Assault after he rear-ended a van injuring his passenger, a 2-year-old boy, and the driver of the van. The toddler was taken to the hospital via ambulance.
The Washington State Patrol are investigating the accident and they believe that the Olympia man have been under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Vehicular Assault, Washington Vehicle Code RCW 46.61.522, can be charged if a person is seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident and the driver is driving recklessly, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and driving without regard for the safety of others.
When a person is injured by a drunk driver, they are advised to seek a personal injury lawyer who can advise them of remedies for their damages their legal rights.
This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured in motor vehicle accidents and the family of those killed.