Tacoma, WA (May 6, 2021) - On Sunday, May 2, a man was injured after being involved in a hit-and-run accident in the Tacoma area.
The two-vehicle crash occurred at the corner of Portland Avenue and 25th Street. Local reports revealed that Kevin Mayweather was driving a 2020 sedan when he was struck by a pickup truck near the intersection. First responders were promptly called to the scene to provide aid to the involved parties.
The driver of the pickup reportedly left the accident. Mayweather suffered serious injuries and was hospitalized for treatment. Authorities are currently seeking information on the identity of the other driver.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident is in progress.
Our thoughts are with Kevin Mayweather and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Hit-&-Run Accidents in Tacoma WA
Drivers are required under law to stop after being involved in an accident. However, many drivers choose to flee the scene out of fear or the consequences. The rate of hit-and-run crashes has increased markedly in recent years. In 2015, there were 717,300 reported hit-and-runs in the United States, meaning someone left a crash every 43 seconds on average. There were 2,049 hit-and-run fatalities reported in 2016, the highest on record.
Car crash victims often find themselves struggling to learn their rights in time to protect themselves after an accident. Generally, most people do not have a complete understanding of state laws, insurance policies, or what procedures to follow after being injured in a crash. Luckily, you do not have to pursue a personal injury claim on your own. An experienced Seattle personal injury attorney can help you pursue a claim and recover compensation for damages, including medical expenses, lost income, and other losses.
With many years of experience in personal injury law, Dore Law Group has the knowledge and drive to achieve results for those injured due to the negligence of others. Our Washington car accident attorneys are dedicated to helping people restore their lives after they have suffered serious accidents. If you have been injured in a Seattle car crash, we encourage you to contact our law firm today at 253-236-3888. You can rest assured that your case is in good hands.
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