Seattle, WA (April 14, 2021) - Local authorities have identified the man killed in a deadly hit-and-run accident in Seattle on Sunday, April 11.
Local sources revealed that 63-year-old Mike Colmant was riding a bike south of Seward Park that night at around 7 p.m. Colmant was traveling at the intersection of Seward Park Avenue and Wilson Avenue when he was hit by a motor vehicle. The driver involved in the crash reportedly fled the scene.
Colmant was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Authorities described the vehicle as an older model Nissan Sentra, likely with significant front-end damage. No further information on the deadly accident has been provided.
Local authorities are managing the ongoing crash investigation.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Mike Colmant at this time.
Fatal Hit-&-Run Accidents in Seattle
When a driver leaves the scene of a crash, it can leave a victim unable to obtain necessary aid. Hit-and-run crashes have reached epidemic proportions in the United States. In 2014, there were 737,100 hit-and-runs reported nationwide, meaning a driver was fleeing a collision every 43 seconds on average. The majority of deadly hit-and-runs involve pedestrians and cyclists, who are at greater risk of suffering fatal injuries in the event of a crash.
Family members are often left reeling after a loved one’s life is tragically cut short due to the negligence of another, and recovering can be a difficult battle for surviving family members who are left to pick up the pieces. It is only natural to want to grieve, and pursuing a lawsuit is usually the least of their concerns. However, a Washington wrongful death lawsuit can potentially help your family recover financial compensation resulting from your devastating loss.
At Dore Law Group, we take the utmost care and deliberation to do everything possible to obtain compensation for our clients after they have suffered the loss of a dear family member. Our Seattle wrongful death attorneys can support your family through this difficult time and bring you some peace of mind while making sure that the at-fault party is held responsible. Contact our offices today at 253-236-3888 if you have unfairly lost a family member in a deadly Seattle bicycle accident.
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