Pedestrian killed in Chehalis hit-and-run collision

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One killed in Chehalis accident
Pedestrian collision cause unknown

Date: May 21, 2011, 05/21/2011
Location: Chehalis, Lewis County, Washington
Type: Pedestrian collision
Outcome: One dead

A pedestrian was killed on Interstate 5 near Chehalis on Saturday night.

According to Washington State Patrol, around 10 p.m. 77-year-old Lily M. Rowland was walking southbound in the northbound lane of Interstate 5 when she was struck and killed.

The driver of the vehicle didn't stop and authorities were unable to find any evidence. Anyone with information about the collision is asked to call detective Matt Hughes at 360-449-7944.

Chehalis Fatal Accident Statistics for 2009
Fatal accident count: 1
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 2
Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
Fatalities: 1
Persons involved in fatal accidents: 2
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

Pedestrians On Roadways
Where sidewalks are provided it is unlawful for any pedestrian to walk or otherwise move along and upon an adjacent roadway. Where sidewalks are provided but wheelchair access is not available, disabled persons who require such access may walk or otherwise move along and upon an adjacent roadway until they reach an access point in the sidewalk.
Where sidewalks are not provided any pedestrian walking or otherwise moving along and upon a highway shall, when practicable, walk or move only on the left side of the roadway or its shoulder facing traffic which may approach from the opposite direction and upon meeting an oncoming vehicle shall move clear of the roadway.

Seattle Wrongful Death Attorneys
Chris Davis and everyone at the Davis Law Group sends out their heartfelt condolences for the family and friends of Lily M. Rowland and hope they can find a knowledgeable 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 car accident, Seattle car accident attorney Chris Davis and the Davis Law Group, P.S. can help you. We understand the devastation that can occur as a result of being in a serious auto accident. We are committed to helping car accident, trucking accident, and motorcycle accident victims recover the just and fair compensation they are entitled to receive under the law.
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