Seattle, WA (February 18, 2021) - A pedestrian was injured after being struck by a recreational vehicle in the Seattle area on Monday afternoon, February 15.
The accident took place at the intersection of Delridge Way SW and SW Andover Street at around 2:30 p.m. The driver of the RV reportedly reversed into a sport-utility vehicle at the intersection. The 44-year-old woman driving the SUV was treated at the scene for sustained injuries.
The RV then collided with a tanker truck and a nearby 79-year-old pedestrian. The pedestrian suffered serious injuries and was taken to Harborview Medical Center for treatment. The driver of the RV reportedly fled the scene but was later apprehended by authorities.
The 47-year-old man driving the RV reportedly received numerous criminal charges following the crash. An ongoing investigation into the accident is underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured pedestrian and his or her family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Seattle
Pedestrians are at greater risk of suffering from life-threatening injuries in the event of a crash. Statistics reveal that pedestrians are nearly 1.5 times more likely to suffer from fatal injuries in a collision. In 2017, a total of 5,977 pedestrians were killed nationally in vehicle collisions nationwide, an average of one fatality every 88 minutes.
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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