Fife, WA (May 15, 2021) - A hit-and-run accident in the Fife area left two men seriously injured on Saturday, May 8.
The site of the crash was located at the intersection of Interstate 5 and 54th Avenue E. Local reports revealed that a gray 2020 Lexus struck a guardrail on the highway at around 4 a.m. near mile marker 137. The Lexus came to a stop in the right lane, and the driver and passenger exited the vehicle to stand on the shoulder.
At that time, a second vehicle traveling southbound swerved to avoid hitting the stopped Lexus, hitting both pedestrians. The driver of the second vehicle continued down I-5 without stopping. Both injured victims were hospitalized for the treatment of serious injuries.
Authorities believed the suspect vehicle was a dark-colored sedan with possible damage to the right of its front bumper.
An ongoing investigation into the accident is underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Hit-&-Run Accidents in Tacoma WA
Pedestrians are some of the most susceptible victims to hit-and-run crashes. The rate of deadly hit-and-runs has reached all-time highs in recent years, with 2,049 related fatalities occurring in 2016. In 2015, there were 737,100 hit-and-runs reported nationwide, meaning that a driver fled the scene of a crash about every 43 seconds. Nearly one out of every five pedestrian deaths involve a hit-and-run accident.
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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