Man killed in Marysville pedestrian accident

Story Highlights:
One dead in Marysville pedestrian accident
Motor vehicle vs. Pedestrian collision cause unknown

Date: April 9, 2011, 04/09/2011
Location: Marysville, Snohomish County, Washington
Type: Pedestrian accident, Motor vehicle collision
Outcome: One dead

A man was killed on Satuday night after he was hit by a car south of Marysville.

According to Washington State Patrol, a man walked into the right northbound lane of Highway 529 when he was struck by a 2006 Ford 500 truck. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the car and his passenger were uninjured and were wearing seat belts. No citations have yet been issued and the accident is still under investigation by WSP.

Marysville Fatal Accident Statistics for 2009
Fatal accident count: 2
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 3
Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
Fatalities: 2
Persons involved in fatal accidents: 4
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1

NHTSA Fatal Pedestrian Accident Statistics
  • From 1997 to 2006, a total of 49,128 pedestrians died in motor vehicle crashes. Among them 33,907 (more than two-thirds) were males, 15,181 were females, and 40 were of unknown sex.
  • Male pedestrian fatalities account for more than double the number of female pedestrian fatalities. Although males account for 49 percent of the population, males make up 69 percent of pedestrian crash deaths over the past decade.
  • Pedestrians over age 64 accounted for more than 21 percent of the pedestrians killed, and children under the age of 16 accounted for about 10 percent of the fatalities.
  • The 70+ age group had the highest pedestrian fatalities among all individual age groups (17 percent), and the 40-to-44 and 45-to-49 age groups had the second highest pedestrian fatalities (9 percent).
  • The number of pedestrians killed between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. is greater than during any other 3-hour time frame.
  • Friday and Saturday have higher fatality rates than any other day of the week.
  • October, November, and December have higher fatality rates than any other month. These results are the same as in the previous report.
  • On average, 13 pedestrians die in vehicle crashes each day, or one pedestrian every 107 minutes.

Seattle Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
Chris Davis and everyone at the Davis Law Group sends out their heartfelt condolences for the family and friends of the man that was killed in this terrible accident 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. 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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