Pedestrian, 17, Killed in North Seattle Hit-and-Run Accident
A 17-year-old girl was killed after being struck by several vehicles, including a semi-truck, which continued driving on afterwards. The Washington State Patrol received reports at approximately 1 a.m. Saturday morning of a pedestrian standing alone on the side of the southbound Interstate 5 overpass at Northeast 145th.
By the time the troopers arrived on the scene, the girl had been struck by several different vehicles. None of the vehicles stopped or reported the incident, and officials are looking for any witnesses or people involved in the incident to come forward. Anyone with information about the incident should contact Detective Mederios of the Washington State Patrol at 425-401-7719.
Hit-and-Run Accident Statistics
- Hit-and-run accidents account for one out of every five pedestrians that are killed in the United States.
- 18 percent of all hit-and-run fatalities are pedestrians who were struck by a vehicle.
Hit-and-Run Accident Attorneys in Seattle
Davis Law Group helps hit-and-run accident victims recover financial compensation for their injuries and lost wages. We work closely with the criminal prosecutor to make sure that all avenues, both criminal and civil, are being pursued. If you have been the victim of a drunk driver, contact Davis Law Group at 206-727-4000.