Seattle, WA (June 10, 2021) - A pedestrian crash was reported in the Seattle area at around 10:40 p.m. on Sunday evening, June 6.
Local reports indicated that the scene was located at the corner of S. Edmunds Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Way South. A woman was reportedly traveling in a marked crosswalk at the intersection when she was hit by two vehicles. The injured pedestrian had reportedly just exited the nearby light-rail train.
The woman was first struck by a Toyota Prius and was then hit again by a Cadillac Escalade. The driver of the northbound Toyota remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities, while the other motorist fled. The wounded party was taken to Harborview Medical Center for surgery and treatment of sustained injuries.
An ongoing crash investigation is underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and her family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Seattle
Many pedestrians are the victims of serious motor vehicle accidents, and statistics reveal that those on foot are nearly 1.5 times more likely to suffer fatal injuries in a collision. Thousands of pedestrians are killed annually across the country, and in 2017, a fatal pedestrian crash was reported every 88 minutes on average. A total of 5,977 walkers were killed in collisions that year.
No matter if you live in a big city or a rural area, you are going to share the road with pedestrians from time to time, and drivers on Seattle roadways owe a duty to all roadway travelers, including pedestrians. Many residents in Washington walk to restaurants, go for a jog, or just want to enjoy a beautiful day on foot. As a pedestrian, you have legal rights, and if you are struck by another vehicle and injured, you may be entitled to compensation with the help of a qualified Seattle personal injury lawyer.
If you have been injured in a Seattle pedestrian accident, you need to consult an experienced Washington pedestrian accident attorney immediately. The legal team at Dore Law Group will examine copies of your medical records, accident reports, and other pieces of evidence to build your case. We have helped many accident victims recover the compensation they deserve after being injured in a pedestrian crash. Give us a call at 253-236-3888 to discuss your Washington personal injury case today.
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