Tacoma, WA (April 28, 2021) - A man suffered serious injuries after being struck by a motor vehicle in the Tacoma area on Monday, April 26.
The pedestrian crash occurred on WA-512 late that evening, according to initial reports. A driver had reportedly crashed into a cable barrier on the highway and exited his car, stepping onto the road. It was at this time that he was struck by an oncoming vehicle.
The driver involved in the incident proceeded to flee the scene. The victim was hospitalized in serious condition. Debris from the scene indicated that the involved vehicle was an older model Ford 250 or 350 pickup truck or possibly an older Ford Transit van.
An ongoing investigation into the accident is in progress.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Tacoma WA
There is little protecting a pedestrian from the full impact of a sudden vehicle collision. Statistics show that those on foot are nearly 1.5 times more likely to be killed in the event of a traffic accident. In 2017, a pedestrian was killed every 88 minutes on average, contributing to 5,977 fatalities nationwide. Washington state ranks 21st in the nation for pedestrian fatalities, and pedestrian crashes are involved in nearly 14% of annual roadway deaths in the state.
No matter if you live in a big city or a rural area, you are going to share the road with pedestrians from time to time, and drivers on Seattle roadways owe a duty to all roadway travelers, including pedestrians. Many residents in Washington walk to restaurants, go for a jog, or just want to enjoy a beautiful day on foot. As a pedestrian, you have legal rights, and if you are struck by another vehicle and injured, you may be entitled to compensation with the help of a qualified Tacoma personal injury lawyer.
If you have been injured in a Tacoma pedestrian accident, you need to consult an experienced Washington pedestrian accident attorney immediately. The legal team at Dore Law Group will examine copies of your medical records, accident reports, and other pieces of evidence to build your case. We have helped many accident victims recover the compensation they deserve after being injured in a pedestrian crash. Give us a call at 253-236-3888 to discuss your Washington personal injury case today.
Note: Our law firm uses secondary sources to create this post. These outside sources include but are not limited to local news media outlets, local police reports, state police bulletins, social media outlets, and eyewitness accounts about serious accidents that take place in Kent, Tacoma, and Seattle. We do not verify all of the facts surrounding each accident, therefore, if you locate any information that is not correct, let us know, and we will correct our post to reflect the most accurate information available.Disclaimer: The Dore Law Group has taken pride in providing high-quality legal representation for our clients. We write these posts to bring awareness to our fellow Washingtonians about the dangers associated with driving. We want to provide basic information about what to do if you happen to be involved in an accident. We want to remind drivers to slow down and use an abundance of caution when operating a motor vehicle. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. None of the information provided in this post is intended to be legal or medical advice. The picture used in this post was not taken at this accident scene.