Tumwater, WA (May 23, 2021) - A motor vehicle collision on Friday, May 21, in the Tumwater area left a pedestrian with critical injuries.
According to the Washington State Patrol, the accident occurred at the on-ramp from Trosper Road SW to Interstate 5 NB. A pedestrian was reportedly hit by a motor vehicle, and first responders were dispatched to the scene to provide aid to the injured party.
The wounded victim was provided aid by EMTs and was taken to a local hospital in critical condition. The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities. The ramp was temporarily blocked while emergency responders were present.
An ongoing investigation into the incident is underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Tacoma WA
The risk of sustaining serious injuries is a reality for many pedestrians, and many residents of Washington choose to travel on foot. Unfortunately, this leaves them exposed to the hazards of the road, and many drivers fail to look out for pedestrians. National statistics reveal that pedestrians are nearly 1.5 times more likely to be killed in the event of a traffic accident.
Traveling on foot is common across Washington, and drivers traveling the state’s roadways owe a duty to avoid causing injury to pedestrians. Walking can be a great way to get around or just enjoy a beautiful day. Pedestrians have legal rights, and for victims who have been injured in a pedestrian accident, a Tacoma personal injury lawyer may be able to help you obtain lost compensation.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a Washington pedestrian accident, you need to contact a qualified Tacoma pedestrian accident attorney. Dore Law Group’s team of attorneys will examine copies of your medical records, accident reports, and other pieces of evidence in order to strengthen your claim. Give us a call at 253-236-3888 to discuss your Washington personal injury case today.
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