Travel on State Route 2 through Colbert and Chattaroy can get busy in the evenings. Usually, drivers can trust that motorists traveling in the opposite direction will stay in their lanes and remain safely removed from oncoming cars.
Unfortunately, a driver who is impaired by drugs or alcohol can’t be trusted to remain out of harm’s way. That driver can end up in the path of approaching vehicles and cause a serious collision. Victims can suffer what seem to be minor injuries in an accident and then find the next day they experience pain from an internal injury they didn’t realize they had.
Head-On Collision Results in DUI Arrest in Spokane County
A weekend head-on collision in northern Spokane County resulted in injuries and a DUI arrest. KHQ-TV reports the accident occurred Saturday evening just before 7:30 p.m. along Highway 2 on October 29th, 2022.
The Washington State Patrol says two cars struck head-on just south of Elk Chattaroy Road. The accident resulted in non-life-threatening injuries.
Investigators say they did take one driver into custody for Driving Under the Influence. The Washington State Patrol continues to investigate the circumstances surrounding the accident.
Support for Car Accident Victims After a Spokane County Collision
The shock of being in a violent collision can mask the injuries that victims receive. They may not feel the pain of a hairline fracture until waking up the next morning. A broken bone or a traumatic brain injury may only be spotted in a doctor’s office or with X-rays. It’s critical for all accident victims to get themselves examined by their own doctors before shrugging off unexpected pain that appears.
Accident victims may face long, expensive injury recoveries and they should be able to seek damages from at-fault drivers and their auto insurance providers. Compensation should be available to pay for every hospital bill and physical therapy appointment. The lost time at work a victim experiences while trying to heal must also be replaced.
In a collision caused by a DUI driver, victims don’t have to delay in filing a civil car accident injury claim. The driver will likely face a criminal trial, but victims can file an insurance claim no matter where criminal proceedings stand. This allows victims and their families to secure money to help in recovery as soon as possible.
Contact a Car Accident Lawyer Serving Victims Across Spokane County
Crary, Domanico, & Chuang, P.S. of Spokane provides clients with the absolute highest quality legal representation.
If our Spokane County Car Accident Lawyers represent you and your family in an accident case, we won’t let an insurance company avoid taking responsibility for what you’ve been through. Contact us after any serious accident for a free, confidential consultation and case evaluation. You won’t have to worry about payment if you decide we can help you get the most out of your accident claim. We don’t get paid unless we win your case.