A 73-Year-Old Woman Was Hit In a Crosswalk by a Driver in a Smart Car
As a Seattle pedestrian collision attorney, I realize that walking in a vehicle dominated society can be very dangerous. According to the Seattle Police Department Blotter, on the morning of October 17th, an elderly pedestrian was hit by a Smart car. The Smart Car driver, a 29- year-old woman, was traveling southbound on 18th Ave, when a 73-year-old woman who was walking eastbound in the crosswalk was struck by the car. The pedestrian was unconscious when help arrived and was transported by Seattle Fire Department to Harborview Medical Center for medical treatment, her injuries were unknown. The police are ruling alcohol out as a factor but are still investigating the incident. Pedestrians have rights just as other drivers on the road do and I will commit to fighting for your rights.
Pedestrian collisions can be the fault of a pedestrian infraction or the negligence of the driver. According to Walking in Seattle, the Seattle Department of Transportation said in 2009 that there were 479 pedestrian collisions in Seattle that year. The most common pedestrian infractions were jaywalking and failure to use crosswalks. Although these were common among the pedestrians, the drivers were most often to blame with failure to yield to the right of way to pedestrians. Pedestrians need to be careful and be mindful of the laws just as much as drivers need to be.
If you or a family member have been injured in a pedestrian collision, you need the professional services of a dedicated Seattle pedestrian collision attorney. Call me at Premier Law Group and I will dedicate my time to your case in order to ensure you the medical care that you deserve. I can also work with your insurance company to get you everything you are entitled to. I believe that everyone has the right to the road. For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION, contact me at (206)285-1743.