Woman charged with Vehicular Assault in SoDo pedestrian accident that injured 5

Juanita Wright, 43, has been charged with Vehicular Assault in the Saturday night pedestrian accident in which she hit five pedestrian as they crossed a street outside the Showbox SoDo nightclub reports The Seattle Times.

Four people were seriously injured in the Seattle pedestrian accident with injuries that include fractured vertebrae, a brain injury and pelvic and leg fractures. The injured were taken to Harborview Medical Center where two of the victims remain in serious condition.

Prior to the pedestrian accident, a construction worker who witnessed the accident reported seeing Wright speeding.

Police found empty and partially filled cans of high-alcohol-content beer and measured Wright’s blood alcohol content (BAC) at .29 percent.

Washington State vehicle code RCW 46.61.522 “Vehicular Assault” provides that a driver can be charged if someone was seriously injured in a car accident and the driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

When a driver is charged with Vehicular Assault, he or she is tried by the State of Washington. In addition, a personal injury law firm who is experienced in representing clients with serious personal injuries can represent the injured and file a claim for damages, for loss of wages, damage to the vehicle and for pain and suffering.

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.

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