Seattle, WA (June 5, 2021) - On Thursday, June 3, a pedestrian was killed after being struck by an SUV in south Seattle.
The incident occurred at around 2:50 a.m. at the corner of S. Norfolk Street and Airport Way S. The driver of the SUV was reportedly traveling north on Airport as a 57-year-old man was traveling near the intersection. The driver hit the pedestrian, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
The motorist stopped at the scene to contact emergency responders. The driver showed no signs of impairment, according to local sources. The identity of the deceased victim has been withheld.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the fatal accident is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly Pedestrian Crashes in Seattle
When traveling on foot, there is little protection in the event of a traffic accident. Many Seattle residents choose to walk as a way of transportation, leaving many in the city vulnerable to suffering life-threatening injuries. A pedestrian was killed somewhere in the United States roughly every 88 minutes on average, and statistics show that walkers are nearly 1.5 times more likely to be killed in a motor vehicle collision.
A wrongful death lawsuit can be brought by a family member when a loved one has died due to the negligent behavior of another person. There are many potential situations that may warrant a wrongful death suit in Washington, including a car accident, medical malpractice, or even nursing home negligence. Washington state law allows a victim’s family or estate to recover compensation in the event of a wrongful death in order to recover from damages resulting from the loss of a loved one.
If you believe that your loved one’s death may have been caused by another person’s negligence, you need to consult with an experienced Seattle wrongful death attorney. Dore Law Group will make sure that your interests and legal rights are protected through every step of the legal process, and our years of experience mean we can help you construct a strong case. Contact our offices today at 253-236-3888 if you’ve lost a loved one in a deadly Washington pedestrian accident.
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