Skagit County motor vehicle accident injures 2 when teen runs stop sign

A Skagit County motor vehicle accident seriously injured two men in Skagit County around 6:52pm on Friday night.

According to a report in the Sky Valley Chronicle, Derek I. Rheinhardt, 18, of La Conner, was headed eastbound on Young Road when he ran a stop sign and hit the 1995 Dodge Ram driven by Richard L. Houghton, 57, of Anacortes.

Houghton was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle and Rheinhardt was taken to Valley General Hospital.

Rheinhardt may be charged with Vehicular Assault because the Washington State Patrol believes alcohol or drugs were a factor in the accident; They are currently investigating. Washington state vehicle code RCW 46.61.522, states that Vehicular Assault can be charged if a person is seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident and the driver was intoxicated.

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 who have been killed. We aggressively fight for compensation for the victims of drunk drivers.

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