Female pedestrian killed on Interstate 5

Story Highlights:
One person dead after Vancouver pedestrian accident
Pedestrian accident caused by woman crossing "limited access highway"
Accident blocked left and center lanes of Northbound I-5



Date: January 19, 2011, 01/19/2011
Location: Vancouver, Clark County, Washington
Type: Car accident, Pedestrian accident, Wrongful Death
Outcome: One dead

A woman was fatally injured on Wednesday when she was hit by a car on Interstate 5 outside Vancouver, WA.

Shannon R. Brink, 30, was crossing the road when she was hit by Nicolai A. Underland, 35 who was driving a 2006 Hyundai Elantra. The driver cooperated with authorities and was not cited.

Despite paramedics performing life support techniques on Brink, she was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to Washington State Patrol, the crash was caused by Brink crossing a "limited access highway".

Limited Access Highways
Pedestrian grade crossings will be permitted only where a grade crossing is provided, except that pedestrian crossings will be permitted on two lane highways at mail box locations or at points designated for school children to cross Read more at WAC 468-58-030.

Vancouver, WA Fatal Accident Statistics for 2008
Fatal accident count: 2
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 3
Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 2
Fatalities: 2
Persons involved in fatal accidents: 4
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1

Seattle Wrongful Death Attorneys
Chris Davis and everyone at the Davis Law Group sends out their heartfelt condolences for the family and friends of Shannon R. Brink and hope they can find a knowledgable wrongful death lawyer that will help settle their case and get them the compensation they deserve for suffering such a tragic loss.

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