Oak Harbor pedestrian struck twice, critically injured

Story Highlights:
Two injured in Oak Harbor pedestrian accident
Pedestrian accident caused by motorcycle
Regatta Drive was closed for several hours

Date: February 10, 2011, 02/10/2011
Location: Oak Harbor, Washington
Type: Pedestrian accident, Motor vehicle accident, Motorcycle accident
Outcome: Two injured

While refueling his motorcycle on Regatta Drive on Whidbey Island on Friday around 7:30pm, William Lamson, 20, was struck by a motorcycle, and when he landed he was struck by another motor vehicle.

It was unclear whether Lamson was standing in the street or on the shoulder when he was struck. He was rushed to Whidbey General Hospital and then airlifted to Harborview Medical Center and was reported to be in critical condition.

The driver of the motorcycle that hit him was also hospitalized at Whidbey General Hospital. Oak Harbor Police reported that there was no indication of reckless driving, speed, alcohol, or drugs involved at the time of the crash.

Regatta Drive was closed for several hours while the scene of the accident was investigated.

NHTSA Pedestrian accident statistics
In 2009, there were 59,000 reported pedestrian injuries, nearly one every 9 minutes, and 4,092 deaths.

Washington State 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

Everyone at the Davis Law Group sends out their most heartfelt wishes for recovery to the victim of this terrible accident. 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 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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