Tacoma, WA (May 12, 2021) - On Monday, May 10, an elderly man was hit and killed by a distracted driver while he was changing his tire on a Tacoma highway.
The deadly crash occurred on the shoulder of Interstate 5, near S. 38th Street. The 78-year-old man was changing a flat tire when he was struck. First responders were dispatched to the scene to provide aid to the injured parties.
The driver of the car was cited for vehicular manslaughter. She told authorities that she was on her cellphone at the time of impact. The identity of the deceased victim has not been revealed at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the fatal pedestrian crash is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly Pedestrian Accidents in Tacoma Washington
The risk of being killed in an auto accident is heightened for pedestrians. According to national statistics, pedestrians are nearly 1.5 times more likely to suffer fatal injuries in the event of a traffic collision. Thousands of pedestrians are killed annually by drivers, and in 2017, a pedestrian fatality was reported every 88 minutes on average.
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.
Note: Our law firm uses secondary sources to create this post. These outside sources include but are not limited to local news media outlets, local police reports, state police bulletins, social media outlets, and eyewitness accounts about serious accidents that take place in Kent, Tacoma, and Seattle. We do not verify all of the facts surrounding each accident, therefore, if you locate any information that is not correct, let us know, and we will correct our post to reflect the most accurate information available.Disclaimer: The Dore Law Group has taken pride in providing high-quality legal representation for our clients. We write these posts to bring awareness to our fellow Washingtonians about the dangers associated with driving. We want to provide basic information about what to do if you happen to be involved in an accident. We want to remind drivers to slow down and use an abundance of caution when operating a motor vehicle. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. None of the information provided in this post is intended to be legal or medical advice. The picture used in this post was not taken at this accident scene.