A 32-year-old man was arrested and booked on investigation of vehicular assault after he hit a 56-year-old woman with his van on Fifth Avenue South and South Jackson street reports The Seattle Post Intelligencer. Police believe he may have been intoxicated at the time of the accident.
Police say that the woman was struck at 12:30pm. The unidentified woman was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with “life threatening” injuries.
In Washington State, RCW 46.61.522 is Vehicular Assault. A driver can be charged with vehicular assault if someone is seriously injured and the driver was found to be driving recklessly, under the influence of drugs or alcohol or without regard for the safety of others.
Even though the State charges a driver with a crime, the victim may still file a claim in civil court to recoup damages for pain and suffering as well as medical costs. In this case, the victim needs to hire a Seattle car accident attorney.
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