Pedestrian killed in Four Lakes

Story Highlights:
One dead in Four Lakes pedestrian accident
Pedestrian vs. Car colllision caused by poor visibility
Bad weather conditions were a major factor

Date: March 13, 2011, 03/13/2011
Location: Four Lakes, Spokane County, Washington
Type: Motor vehicle collision, Pedestrian accident
Outcome: One dead

On Sunday night, while trying to cross Highway 904 in Four Lakes, 62-year-old Petrick P. Rogers of Cheny was struck and killed by a 16-year-old driver from Spokane.

Washington State Patrol reported that weather conditions were the main causing factor in the crash.

National Fatal Pedestrian Accident Statistics
Specifically, 4,749 pedestrians were reported to have been killed in motor vehicle crashes in the United States in 2003.2 These deaths accounted for 11 percent of the 42,643 motor vehicle deaths nationwide that year. An estimated 70,000 pedestrians were injured or killed in motor vehicle collisions, which represents 2 percent of the 2.9 million total persons injured in traffic crashes.

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 Wrongful Death Attorneys
Chris Davis and everyone at the Davis Law Group sends out their heartfelt condolences for the family and friends of Petrick P. Rogers and encourage them to 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.
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