Queets, WA (July 21, 2021) - On Monday, July 19, a young girl was killed after being hit in a pedestrian accident in the area of Queets.
The incident occurred on US-101 on the west side of the Olympic Peninsula. According to the Washington State Highway Patrol, a 10-year-old and 12-year-old girl were standing in a grassy area near the shoulder of the highway. Then the driver of a Toyota Rav4 experienced a medical episode, causing the vehicle to leave the highway and enter a nearby ditch.
The Toyota hit both young girls. The 10-year-old sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The 12-year-old was airlifted to a hospital in the Tacoma area. At this time, no further information on the fatal crash has been provided at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the deadly accident is being handled by local law enforcement officials.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Tacoma WA
Even though pedestrians have just as much right to the road as any other driver, vehicles continue to play a role in the high number of pedestrian deaths. For a number of reasons, many Seattle residents choose to walk, but data suggest that this is not always the safest way to get around. Pedestrian deaths continue to rise year after year, despite a decrease in passenger car deaths throughout the country.
Whether you live in a major city or out in the country, you'll have to share the road with walkers on occasion, and drivers on Seattle's roadways have a responsibility to all road users, including pedestrians. You have legal rights as a pedestrian.
When a loved one dies as a result of someone else's negligence, a family member may be able to seek a wrongful death case. A vehicle accident, medical malpractice, or even nursing home negligence are all scenarios that might lead to a wrongful death lawsuit, and recovering deserved compensation on your own can be a difficult task. In the case of a wrongful death, Washington state law permits a victim's family or estate to seek compensation for damages incurred as a result of the loss of a family member. An experienced Washington pedestrian injury attorney can help you make sure you meet the obligations necessary for a successful claim.
If you feel your loved one's death was caused by someone else's carelessness, you should speak with an experienced Seattle wrongful death lawyer right away. At Dore Law Group, we will ensure that your legal rights and interests are safeguarded at every stage of the legal process, and our years of expertise allow us to assist you in building a solid case. Those responsible for the wrongful death of a family member should be held to account.
If you have lost a loved one in a fatal pedestrian accident, call our offices now at 253-236-3888 to discuss your case with a competent personal injury attorney in Washington.
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.