Tacoma, WA (April 15, 2021) - An accident at a local Target in Tacoma left one woman injured on Sunday, April 11.
The accident occurred at the 3320 block of S. 23rd Street at around 1:15 p.m. that afternoon. When authorities arrived, they found an injured woman lying on the ground. She was transported to a nearby hospital with a concussion and broken hip.
A driver was reportedly speeding through the Target parking lot when their vehicle entered the sidewalk. The car struck one of the large decorative balls outside the store, dislodging it. The ball continued to roll toward a crowd of people, hitting the injured woman.
The 33-year-old driver was charged with vehicular manslaughter. An ongoing investigation into the accident is underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Tacoma Washington
Walking is a great way to get around, and many Washington state residents choose to travel on foot. Unfortunately, pedestrians are more exposed to the dangers of the road. In 2017, a pedestrian was killed every 88 minutes on average, contributing to 5,977 fatalities that year. Statistics show that pedestrians are nearly 1.5 times more likely to be killed in the event of a motor vehicle collision.
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 Seattle personal injury lawyer.
If you have been injured in a Seattle 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.
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