Karla M. Hernandez, 34, was inured in a Yakima motor vehicle accident on Saturday morning when a car driven by 18-year-old Miguel Pelcastre, also of Yakima, crossed the centerline and hit her vehicle head-on.
The Washington State Patrol cited Pelcastre for negligent driving but according to the report, neither drugs or alcohol were involved. Pelcastre’s injuries appeared to be minor
Washington State vehicle code RCW 46.61.525 “Negligent driving — Second degree” can be cited if it is determined that the driver failed to exercise “ordinary care”; it is a traffic infraction and the motorist is subject to a $250 fine.
Washington State vehicle code RCW 46.61.5249 “Negligent driving — First Degree” can be cited if the motorist is both negligent and endangers another person and exhibits signs that he or she consumed liquor or an illegal drug.
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 due to the negligence of another. With our help, you may recover compensation for your damages which includes medical costs, loss of wages and for pain and suffering.
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