Puyallup, WA (March 20, 2021) - The driver of a sport-utility vehicle was killed after being hit by a driver who ran a red light at an intersection in Puyallup on Friday, March 19.
The site of the deadly accident was located at the corner of 72nd Street E. and Woodland Avenue. Footage from the scene revealed that a white sedan was traveling at a high rate of speed when its driver ran a red light at the intersection. The vehicle struck the passenger side of a small SUV.
The 63-year-old woman driving the SUV was pronounced dead at the scene. The 47-year-old driver of the sedan was extricated by emergency responders. He and his female passenger were transported to a nearby medical facility for treatment.
No further information is currently available. An ongoing investigation into the fatal crash is underway.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Red-Light Collisions in Tacoma
Traffic signals are intended to keep intersections, a particularly dangerous area of the road, safe, but many drivers fail to obey these signals and cause terrible accidents. The number of people killed in red-light accidents has reached a ten-year high, increasing by 28% in the past five years. Every day, an estimated two people are killed by drivers who fail to stop for traffic signals. A total of 939 people were killed by red-light runners nationwide in 2017.
Family members are often left reeling after a loved one’s life is tragically cut short due to the negligence of another, and recovering can be a difficult battle for surviving family members who are left to pick up the pieces. It is only natural to want to grieve, and pursuing a lawsuit is usually the least of their concerns. However, a Washington wrongful death lawsuit can potentially help your family recover financial compensation resulting from your devastating loss.
At Dore Law Group, we take the utmost care and deliberation to do everything possible to obtain compensation for our clients after they have suffered the loss of a dear family member. Our Seattle wrongful death attorneys can support your family through this difficult time and bring you some peace of mind while making sure that the at-fault party is held responsible. Contact our offices today at 253-236-3888 if you have unfairly lost a family member in a deadly Seattle car accident.
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