Monroe man injured in pedestrian accident

Story Highlights:
One injured in Monroe accident
Pedestrian vs. Motor vehicle collision caused unknown
Accident still under investigation

Date: April 27, 2011, 04/27/2011
Location: Monroe, Snohomish County, Washington
Type: Pedestrian accident
Outcome: One injured

A man was injured in a pedestrian accident on Tuesday night in Monroe.

While trying to cross at the crosswalk at the Kelsey Street and Highway 2 intersection, a 36-year-old man driving a Dodge Durango came speeding down the road and hit 53-year-old David Robinson. He was walking with his three-year-old granddaughter Angel Robinson at the time but managed to get her out of the way before the car struck.

Robinson suffered serious injuries including several broken bones, including two broken legs, a fractured skull and a broken cheek bone. He was taken to Providence Regional Hospital.

The accident is still under investigation and the driver has not yet been charged.

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.
  • Pedestrian Deaths in 1995: 5,584
  • Pedestrian Deaths in 2005: 4,881 (NHTSA Traffic Safety Facts)
  • Pedestrian Injuries in 1995: 86,000 (NHTSA Traffic Safety Facts)
  • Pedestrian Injuries in 2005: 64,000 (NHTSA Traffic Safety Facts)
  • According to the National SAFEKIDS Campaign, more than 46,000 children are injured each year in pedestrian accidents The total cost of pedestrian death and injury among children ages 14 and younger is $5.2 billion per year (Safe Kids Worldwide).
  • 70 percent of pedestrian killed in 2005 were males.
  • Almost three out of every four pedestrian fatalities occur in urban areas (74 percent).
  • The top four states for pedestrian fatalities are California, Florida, Texas, and New York. These four states make up 42 percent of pedestrian fatalities nationwide while only accounting for 29 percent of the total traffic fatalities across the country.
  • Nearly half (48 percent) of pedestrian fatalities occur on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.
Pedestrian's Right of Way
The operator of a vehicle shall yield the right of way, slowing down or stopping, if need be to so yield to any pedestrian, but no pedestrian shall suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a vehicle which is so close that it is impossible for the driver to yield.

Seattle Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
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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