Female pedestrian killed on state line

Story Highlights:
One killed in Coeur d'Alene pedestrian accident
Pedestrian collision cause unknown
Accident remains under investigation

March 19, 2011, 03/19/2011
Location: Coeur d'Alene/Spokane, Washington
Type: Pedestrian accident, Motor vehicle collision
Outcome: One dead

On Saturday night, a female pedestrian was killed on the state line between Washington and Idaho near Coeur d'Alene.

According to the WSP report, 37-year-old Dana M. Barton was standing in the far right eastbound lane of Interstate 90, about two miles east of Liberty Lake , when she was struck by an SUV. She was killed instantly.

The accident is still under investigation.

Pedestrian Accident Statistics
There was a loss of 4,881 lives in pedestrian/motor vehicle crashes in 2005, almost thirteen people every day of the year (NHTSA Traffic Safety Facts). Though the number of pedestrian fatalities fell from 5,584 in 1995 to 4,881 in 2005, the fatalities in 2005 were the highest since 4,901 fatalities were recorded in 2001. Fortunately, the number of reported injuries involving pedestrians fell from 84,000 in 1995 to 64,000 in 2005. However, only a fraction of pedestrian crashes that cause injury are ever recorded by the police.

Seattle Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
Chris Davis and everyone at the Davis Law Group sends out their most heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Dana M. Barton and hope they find a knowledgeable wrongful death lawyer that will help them receive the compensation they deserve for experiencing 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.
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