6 injured in Wilmington drunk driving accident

Authorities charged a 33-year-old Wilmington man with DUI in connection with a 3 vehicle crash which injured 6 people last weekend. Police said that the car accident occurred around 7 p.m. last Saturday evening.

The man was reportedly speeding in a Pontiac G-6 when he struck the rear of a Buick LeSabre that was traveling northbound on New Castle Avenue near Rizzo Avenue.

The Buick, which contained a driver and three passengers, was launched into southbound traffic and hit head-on by a Ford Explorer. WGMD News Radio reported that the Buick subsequently caught on fire with all four people still inside.

Passing motorists and residents rushed to the Buick and pulled its occupants to safety. The occupants of the Buick were admitted to area hospitals and treated for non-life threatening burns and smoke inhalation. The driver of the Explorer was also treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the G-6 fled the scene on foot but was quickly apprehended by State Troopers.

Although the driver faces various criminal charges for allegedly causing Saturday’s dramatic accident, the driver might also have to defend Portland, OR personal injury lawsuits from the car accident victims.

Victims involved in serious car accidents often seek the help of experienced attorneys to recover damages for their pain and suffering. An experienced attorney can also help victims recover insurance benefits for their crash-related medical expenses.

The driver of the Pontiac G-6 was charged with a variety of traffic offenses including Driving While Under the Influence of Alcohol, two counts of Vehicular Assault, and Driving While Suspended.

The driver also faces charges for fleeing the scene of the accident.

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