Kent, WA (June 30, 2021) - A pedestrian was killed following a traffic accident in the Kent area on Tuesday, June 29.
The fatal crash occurred on WA-167 near 180th Street at around 6 a.m. that morning. Emergency responders were called to the site of the fatal crash. When medical personnel arrived, the pedestrian was found dead at the scene.
The pedestrian was traveling along the highway when they were hit. The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with local authorities. Intoxication is not believed to have played a role in the deadly collision. The identity of the deceased victim has not been revealed at this time.
An ongoing crash investigation is being managed by the appropriate authorities.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Seattle WA
For a number of reasons, many Seattle residents choose to go by foot, but data show that this is not always a safe option. Despite the fact that pedestrians have the same right to the road as any other vehicle, a significant number of cars continue to kill pedestrians. Pedestrian fatalities continue to rise year after year, despite a decrease in passenger car fatalities 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 much less protection, rendering them more vulnerable to death. In 2017, a pedestrian was killed every 88 minutes on average in a collision.
When a loved one's life is unexpectedly cut short due to another's carelessness, family members are usually left with a tremendous feeling of loss, and healing may be a difficult battle for those who have experienced a loved one's death. People may feel compelled to mourn for a number of reasons, and filing a lawsuit is usually the last thing on their minds. If a loved one has died, a wrongful death case in Washington may be able to help your family collect financial compensation as a result of your terrible loss, and consulting with an experienced attorney may help you succeed.
When one of our clients has lost a loved one, Dore Law Group takes great care and concern, and our legal team has demonstrated in the past that we are capable of achieving favorable results. Our wrongful death attorneys in Seattle can assist you and your family in getting through this difficult time by ensuring that the guilty party is held accountable, which begins with filing a lawsuit against the responsible party or their insurance provider.
If you have lost a loved one in a deadly Seattle car accident, please call our offices straight away at 253-236-3888.
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