Seattle, WA (July 8, 2021) - A pedestrian was killed after being struck by a Metro bus in south Seattle on Sunday, July 4.
The fatal crash reportedly occurred on the Aurora Bridge that afternoon. Reports from local officials indicated that the injured party was traveling on the roadway when they were hit by a King County Metro bus. Emergency responders were rushed to the scene to render aid to the crash victim.
Despite lifesaving measures from attending medical personnel, the injured party was pronounced dead at the scene. Both sides of the bridge were closed while paramedics were present. The identity of the victim has not been revealed at this time.
An ongoing crash investigation is being led by the appropriate authorities, and more details will be made public as it continues.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly Pedestrian Accidents in Seattle
For a number of reasons, many Seattle locals choose to walk, but data suggest that this may not be the safest option. Despite the fact that pedestrians have the very same right to use the road as any other motorist, pedestrians continue to be killed in significant numbers by automobiles. Pedestrian deaths continue to rise year after year, despite a decrease in passenger car mortality throughout the country. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, pedestrians have a 1.5 times greater probability of dying in an accident than drivers. In the case of an accident, pedestrians have considerably less protection, putting them more vulnerable to death.
When a loved one's life is ended prematurely because of the neglect of another, family members are frequently left spiraling, and recovery may be a difficult fight for those who have suffered a sudden and devastating loss. People have an innate need to grieve, and filing a lawsuit is generally the last topic on their minds. A wrongful death case in Washington may be able to assist your family in recovering financial compensation as a consequence of your tragic loss, and working with an expert attorney may help you increase your likelihood of a satisfactory claim.
When a client loses a close family member, the Dore Law Group takes great care and concern to do all necessary to obtain compensation for them, and our legal team has demonstrated in the past that we can secure results for them. Our Seattle wrongful death lawyers can help you and your family get through this tough time by ensuring that the responsible party is held responsible, which starts with taking legal action against them or their insurance company. We believe in standing up for the rights of family members who have lost a loved one, and we are here to help you hold the party responsible.
If you have lost a loved one in a deadly Seattle pedestrian accident, call our offices immediately at 253-236-3888.
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.