According to the report, Lazar was walking with two other counselors on Route 41 when an approaching SUV ran into her and another counselor. Lazar died at the scene and one of the other counselors was taken to a hospital in Augusta for treatment of “non-life threatening injuries.” A third counselor escaped injuries by diving off the highway.
The driver of the SUV was taken to the hospital for treatment. Police believe the driver may have been under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident.
In Washington State, if a person dies as a result of a car accident and the driver is under the influence, the driver may be charged with Vehicular Homicide. In addition, the family may file a civil suit under Washington’s wrongful death statute.
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 pedestrian and car accidents and the families of those killed.