Kent, WA (July 13, 2021) - There were critical injuries reported in the aftermath of a serious pedestrian accident in the Kent area on Sunday, July 11.
At around 2:43 a.m. that morning, a 25-year-old Kent man was traveling in a Ford Focus on WA-167. The man reportedly left the roadway near WA-516, causing the vehicle to overturn. He collided with a barrier and the vehicle overturned multiple times until coming to a stop in the HOV lane.
The man then exited his car and was hit by an oncoming 2003 Toyota Highlander. The 74-year-old driver reportedly swerved to avoid crashing into the Ford and hit the pedestrian. The injured party was transported to Harborview Medical Center for the treatment of critical injuries.
Both vehicles were totaled in the crash, and speed is believed to have played a role in the accident. Local authorities are managing the ongoing investigation into the crash.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Seattle WA
Despite a drop in passenger automobile mortality across the country, pedestrian deaths continue to increase year after year. While pedestrians have the same right to use the road as any other motorist, motorists continue to contribute to a high rate of pedestrian deaths. Many Seattle residents choose to walk for a variety of reasons, but statistics show that this may not be the safest option. Pedestrians have a 1.5 times greater chance of dying in a collision than drivers, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Many individuals in Washington prefer to walk to restaurants or even get to work, and in other cases, they are just attempting to enjoy a beautiful day on foot. Whether you live in a big city or out in the country, you'll occasionally have to share the road with pedestrians, and cars on Seattle's roads have a duty to all road users, including those on foot. As a pedestrian, you have legal rights, and if you are hurt and hit by another automobile, you may be entitled to compensation with the aid of an experienced Seattle personal injury lawyer.
A skilled attorney may be essential after being injured in a pedestrian accident, and you need a law firm that has assisted countless accident victims in receiving the compensation they deserve. To build your case, the legal team at Dore Law Group will examine copies of your medical records, accident reports, and other evidence, and we will advocate preserving your legal rights. If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident in Seattle, you should contact an experienced Washington personal injury attorney as soon as possible and submit a personal injury claim to maximize your chances of getting full compensation. Our legal experts can assist you in receiving the full amount of your claim.
If you have been hurt in a Seattle pedestrian accident, call us immediately away at 253-236-3888 to discuss your Washington personal injury case.
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.