We hear about pedestrians being hit by cars all the time, but apparently motor vehicles aren’t the only thing they have to fear. An Australian politician has gone so far as to call them “silent killers”. So who are these elusive characters? They’re cyclists and they’re stirring up quite the commotion everywhere from London to […]
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A woman recently picked up a pedestrian who had been hit by a drunk driver from the side of the road, put him in her car and then drove him to the hospital. “Aw, that’s nice,” you might think. Think again. The same woman is the person who had hit the 22-year-old student at the […]
His dream was to spread his love and passion of soccer through eleven countries, all the while promoting a cause that was dear to his heart. But 42-year-old Richard Swanson’s hopes were cut short early this month when he was hit by a pickup truck near the city of Lincoln City, Oregon. Swanson was on […]
Pedestrians must exercise extreme caution when walking, especially in areas with heavy traffic, as was further emphasized yesterday afternoon in Seattle’s Sodo neighborhood. A 69-year-old woman was hit by a Chevrolet pickup truck, driven by a 56-year-old man. She had been crossing “at or near the intersection” according to detectives. Not many details have been […]
Angel Alberto Cruz Perez, now 24, knew that he had hit something on that fateful November night. He had just been drinking at a restaurant when he got behind the wheel of his SUV and drove off into the night. He sped his Toyota through an intersection in Santa Ana, California, and hit three people: […]
44 years have passed since Carolee Ashby was hit by a car. She would be 48 today if she had survived the hit-and-run accident that took her life. Instead, her family has lived with pain since 1968, never knowing who took the 4-year-old’s life. But now, after years of unsettled feelings and mourning, the Ashby’s […]
Yet another pedestrian accident has occurred in Seattle, this time downtown and involving a man who is still wanted by police. Seattle Police pulled over the driver of a gold Chrysler when he was found to be violating parking restrictions. The man failed to present a valid driver’s license, registration and insurance. This resulted in […]
Aamanda Louise LaGambina was a student at Peninsula College and the mother of a young daughter. On March 11th, she was struck by a pickup truck and drug 80 feet down the Forks road after impact. The driver fled the scene, leaving her body behind. It is unknown whether LaGambina was alive or not at […]
On Friday morning, a 79 year old woman was crossing Rainier Avenue South and 23rd Avenue when she was hit by an SUV that was in the right lane going north. Authorities responded to the call at about 8:55 AM. They found the woman with head injuries that were considered to be life threatening. They […]
Since 2009, the Seattle Police Department has issued a little more than half the jaywalking tickets they had previously—and not because Seattleites are obeying laws more strictly. A recent report has shown that there is a direct correlation between low level offenses such as jaywalking and excessive force. Oftentimes these incidents would escalate quickly, and […]