Tacoma, WA (March 9, 2021) - A 55-year-old man pushing his motorcycle was killed after being hit by a motor vehicle in the Tacoma area on Saturday, March 6.
The deadly pedestrian crash occurred late that evening at the corner of S. 84th Street and S. Alaska Street. The victim’s bike had reportedly broken down, and he was pushing it along Alaska Street when he was struck. For unknown reasons, the car hit the pedestrian while he was crossing at the intersection.
At this time, the identity of the deceased party has not been revealed. The area was closed while investigators and emergency responders were present. No further information on the fatal accident is currently available.
Local law enforcement officials are managing the crash investigation.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly Pedestrian Accidents in Washington
As a pedestrian, there is little protecting you from the full impact of a collision, meaning that you are more likely to suffer life-threatening injuries in the event of a motor vehicle accident. Statistics reveal that pedestrians have a 1.5 times greater chance of suffering fatal injuries in a crash. Washington ranks 21st in the nation for pedestrian traffic. In 2017, a pedestrian was killed every 88 minutes, resulting in a total of 5,977 pedestrian fatalities.
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 Tacoma 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 Tacoma pedestrian accident.
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