Bothell, WA (February 20, 2021) - Two pedestrians were killed and a man was arrested following a deadly accident near Bothell on Friday, February 19.
According to local reports, two pedestrians, a man and a woman, were walking along WA-524 at the time of the fatal crash. For unknown reasons, a vehicle struck both pedestrians, causing the victims to suffer fatal injuries. The two victims were later found by a jogger at around 10 a.m. that morning.
The deceased parties were identified as a 32-year-old man and a 40-year-old woman. The suspect driver, a 27-year-old Bothell man, was later found at a nearby 7-Eleven. He was taken into custody for two counts of felony hit-and-run.
No further updates on the crash have been provided at this time. An ongoing investigation into the accident is currently underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time.
Deadly Pedestrian Accidents in Washington
Pedestrians are at greater risk of suffering from life-threatening injuries in the event of a motor vehicle collision. Each year, thousands of pedestrians are killed in car crashes nationwide, and pedestrian fatalities are on the rise across the United States. Statistics reveal that pedestrians are nearly 1.5 times more likely to be killed in the event of a collision compared to a passenger vehicle occupant.
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 pedestrian accident.
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