Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Impaired Driver Arrested in Wrong-Way Crash

A man was arrested for suspected DUI on Saturday afternoon after he drove his pickup the wrong way on Interstate 90 near Liberty Lake, causing a head-on collision with a semi truck. The driver, Jeremy Mund, 27, of Spokane Valley, apparently crashed through the median in his '67 Chevy pickup at around 3:30 p.m. Saturday. A semi truck driver traveling in the opposite direction was able to slam on the brakes and reduce his truck's speed to 45 mph before the crash. Fortunately, no one was seriously injured.

Wrong-way crashes such as this one, while infrequent, are more likely than other types of accidents to result in death or serious injury. Statistics show that the majority of wrong-way crashes are caused by impaired drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Victims injured in wrong-way crashes deserve compensation for their medical bills, physical pain, emotional trauma, and lost wages that result from the accident.

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