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Bellevue woman killed in hit-and-run collision

Ian Waldron
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3/29/2011
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Story Highlights:
One dead in Bellevue pedestrian accident
Driver arrested for hit-and-run the next day
Pedestrian collision cause under investigation



Date: March 25, 2011, 03/25/2011
Location: Bellevue, King County, Washington
Type: Pedestrian accident, Motor vehicle collision
Outcome: One dead

On Friday night, a 77-year-old woman was fatally injured in a hit-and-run collision in Bellevue.

Marina Kristalinskaia was crossing Northeast 8th Street in Bellevue around 8:20 p.m. when she was hit by a grey sedan. The vehicle fled the scene but the 49-year-old driver was apprehended on Saturday and arrested for felony hit-and-run. He is currently being held in King County Jail.

When authorities arrived they attempted to perform CPR on Kristalinskaia but she died at the scene.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation but it was reported that it was raining heavily at the time of the collision and Kristalinskaia did not use a crosswalk when attempting to cross the street.

Bellevue Fatal Accident Statistics for 2009
Fatal accident count: 1
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
Fatalities: 1
Persons involved in fatal accidents: 1
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

Washington State Hit-and-Run Law
A driver of any vehicle involved in an accident resulting in the injury to or death of any person or involving striking the body of a deceased person shall immediately stop such vehicle at the scene of such accident or as close thereto as possible but shall then forthwith return to, and in every event remain at, the scene of such an accident and shall give his or her name, address, insurance company, insurance policy number, and vehicle license number and shall exhibit his or her vehicle driver's license to any person struck or injured or the driver or any occupant of, or any person attending, any such vehicle collided with and shall render to any person injured in such accident reasonable assistance, including the carrying or the making of arrangements for the carrying of such person to a physician or hospital for medical treatment if it is apparent that such treatment is necessary or if such carrying is requested by the injured person or on his or her behalf. See RCW 46.52.020 for more information.

Seattle Wrongful Death Attorneys
Chris Davis and everyone at the Davis Law Group sends out their heartfelt condolences for the family and friends of Marina Kristalinskaia and hope they can find a knowledgeable wrongful death lawyer that will help settle their case and get them the compensation they deserve for suffering such a tragic loss. If you or a family member has suffered as the result of a crosswalk or pedestrian accident in Washington state, pedestrian accident attorney Chris Davis and the Davis Law Group, P.S. can help you. We are committed to helping injured pedestrians recover the just and fair compensation they are entitled to receive under the law.

Category: Pedestrian Accidents


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