Seattle, WA (February 25, 2021) - A pedestrian was killed and a driver critically injured following an accident in the Seattle area on Wednesday, February 24.
The deadly pedestrian accident took place near the intersection of 10th Avenue E. and E. Newton Street at around 9 a.m. that morning. According to local sources, a woman driving a sport-utility vehicle was traveling on 10th Avenue E. when she lost control of the vehicle. She then struck a man and a van near the roadway.
The 66-year-old pedestrian suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the SUV suffered life-threatening injuries and was hospitalized. The identity of the deceased victim has not been revealed at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the fatal collision is currently in progress.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Deadly Pedestrian Accidents in Seattle
Pedestrians are at greater risk of suffering from fatal injuries in the event of a collision. Thousands of pedestrians are killed annually in car crashes across the country, and pedestrian fatalities are on the rise in the United States. Statistics reveal that pedestrians are nearly 1.5 times more likely to be killed in the event of a crash. In 2017, there were 5,977 pedestrians killed nationwide, an average of one fatality every 88 minutes.
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.
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.