Pedestrian killed on Highway 530

Story Highlights:
One dead in Arlington pedestrian accident
Car vs. pedestrian collision caused by poor visibility

Date: March 9, 2011, 03/09/2011
Location: Arlington, Snohomish county, Washington
Type: Pedestrian accident, Motor vehicle collision
Outcome: One dead

Jeffrey S. White was standing in the eastbound lane of Highway 530 when he was struck by two cars around 9:45 p.m. on Wednesday night.

About 2 miles west of Arlington, 33-year-old White was standing in the roadway dressed in a camouflage jacket and black pants at the time of the accident. Visibility was poor because of heavy rainfall. One car was able to avoid White but the two cars after could not.

White was pronounced dead at Cascade Valley Hospital. Why he was standing in the road has not been disclosed and the accident is still under investigation.

Arlington Fatal Accident Statistics
Fatal accident count: 1
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 2
Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
Fatalities: 1
Persons involved in fatal accidents: 6
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

National Pedestrian Accident Statistics

  • 4,092 people died in pedestrian/motor vehicle crashes in 2009, which is almost eleven people every day of the year.
  • The number of pedestrian fatalities fell from 5,228 in 1998 to 4,092 in 2009, there were
  • 59,000 reported pedestrian injuries in 2009, nearly one every 9 minutes.
  • The total cost of pedestrian death and injury among children ages 14 and younger is $5.2 billion per year.

Seattle Wrongful Death Attorneys
Chris Davis and everyone at the Davis Law Group sends out their heartfelt condolences for the family and friends of Jeffrey S. White 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 can help you.
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