Seattle, WA (July 4, 2021) - An accident involving a light rail train resulted in the death of two pedestrians on Friday, July 2, in the Seattle area.
According to local sources, the fatal incident took place near the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Way S. and S. Alaska Street. Two pedestrians were reportedly crossing when they were hit by the Sound Transit light rail. Emergency responders were dispatched to the scene at around 6:02 p.m. that evening.
Local authorities reported that two individuals had to be pulled from underneath the vehicle. A 76-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene, while a 66-year-old man was rushed to Harborview Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead. The area was closed for several hours as authorities were present.
No further updates have been provided at this time. An ongoing investigation into the deadly crash is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims
Deadly Pedestrian Accidents in Seattle
Many Seattle residents choose to walk for a variety of reasons, but statistics show that this is not always a safe alternative. Despite the fact that walkers have the same right to the road as any other vehicle, vehicles continue to murder pedestrians in large numbers. Despite a drop in passenger automobile deaths throughout the country, pedestrian fatalities continue to increase year after year. Pedestrians have a 1.5 times greater chance of dying in a collision than drivers, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Pedestrians have far less protection in the event of an accident, making them more vulnerable to death.
When a loved one's life is brutally cut short due to the carelessness of another, family members are frequently left reeling, and healing may be a difficult fight for those who have suffered a sudden and heartbreaking loss. Individuals have a natural need to grieve, and filing a lawsuit is typically the last thing on their minds. A wrongful death case in Washington, on the other hand, 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 chances of a successful claim.
When one of our clients has lost a loved one, the Dore Law Group takes great care and concern to do everything we can to obtain them compensation, and our legal team has demonstrated in the past that we can achieve results for them. Our Seattle wrongful death lawyers can help you and your family get through this tough time by ensuring that the guilty party is held accountable, which begins with filing a lawsuit against the responsible party or their insurance provider. We believe in fighting for the rights of family members who are dealing with the loss of a family member, and we are here to help you hold the at-fault party accountable.
If you have lost a loved one in a deadly Seattle pedestrian accident, call our offices right away at 253-236-3888.
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