On Monday, December 4, 2017, a man in his late 30’s was allegedly driving while impaired and speeding when the car he was driving hit someone’s car at the intersection of Broadway and University in Spokane Valley. Tragically, the motorist who was hit died from this collision. After the accident, the allegedly impaired driver ran away from the scene. A Spokane County Sheriff K9 unit found the driver who was charged with Vehicular Homicide.
If you are reading this and have driven after too many drinks before, please consider taking an Uber. Spokane Valley’s Uber drivers are usually very friendly and the pricing is very reasonable.
What is Vehicular Homicide?
According to RCW 46.61.520, in the State of Washington, drivers may be charged with Vehicular Homicide when the driver was operating a motor vehicle and the death of another person is the proximate result of the driver driving under the influence, in a reckless manner, or with the disregard for the safety of others. Vehicular Homicide is a class A felony.
What is a wrongful death claim?
There may be no event more devastating than losing your loved one in a fatal auto collision or other type of accident. Knowing that accident was preventable makes these events that much more painful. Family members left behind after terrible accident like this one have the right to file what is called a Wrongful Death Claim. A wrongful death claim doesn’t just allow loved ones to pursue financial compensation for physical and emotional damages, it also places responsibility on the party whose reckless actions caused the death of your loved one.
If you are seriously injured in an accident or a loved one is taken in an accident like this one, contact our Spokane Valley car accident attorneys today for a free and friendly consultation.