Two individuals were severely hurt in a two-car accident during the morning hours of July 6 in SeaTac. According to the report, the crash was believed to have been caused by a drunken driver.
Officials stated that the head-on collision occurred on South 188th Street near Des Moines Memorial Drive and 16th around 7:30 a.m. when a 22-year-old man speeding in a red Nissan suddenly swerved into the opposite lane and into the path of a silver Subaru driven by a 42-year-old man. A representative for the SeaTac Police Department stated that the man driving the Nissan was allegedly intoxicated at the time of the accident.
When they responded to the scene, local law enforcement officers discovered several bottles of beer inside the Nissan. They also found both drivers suffering with major injuries. Emergency rescue personnel transported the drivers to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for treatment. It was reported that the Subaru driver's condition had improved from critical to serious.
Officials did not indicate what charges the Nissan driver faces, nor were details such as his blood alcohol content disclosed. Police said that the wreck was the second one involving alcohol to occur on the same day.
Whenever an auto accident is caused by an intoxicated, reckless or speeding driver, those who are involved may suffer with serious, far-reaching injuries affecting their lives in many ways. Besides the physical impact these victims may suffer, they also have to deal with a loss of income and medical expenses stemming from the crash. A Alcohol believed to be a factor in SeaTac head-on crash", Alex Rozier and Liza Javier, July 06, 2014