Date: November 17, 2010, 11/17/10
Location: Intersection of Seventh Avenue and Cherry Street in Seattle, WA
Type: Pedestrian Accident
Outcome: One Dead
A woman traveling on foot through downtown Seattle was killed when she was struck by a dump this morning. The accident happened around 9am near the intersection of Seventh Avenue and Cherry Street not far from the Northwest Harvest Food Bank the woman had visited just a few minutes before. At the time of this report fault had not yet been determined. The woman's name has not been released.
Seattle Pedestrian Accidents
Each year there are more than 5,000 pedestrian accident deaths in the United States. Almost three out of every four pedestrian fatalities occur in urban areas (74 percent).
Washington State Crosswalk Law
Washington State law specifies that the operator of an approaching vehicle shall stop and remain stopped to allow a pedestrian or bicycle to cross the roadway within an unmarked or marked crosswalk. See RCW 46.61.235.
Pedestrian Accident Liability Issues and Concerns
If the driver of the truck is determined to have been at fault for this pedestrian accident, he could be held liable for the death of the pedestrian in this case. The victim's family would be well-advised to consult with an experienced Seattle pedestrian accident / personal injury lawyer, who will analyze all aspects of an incident and ensure that the negligent parties are held accountable. The best personal injury law firms will always offer a free consultation and comprehensive case evaluation to injured victims and their families.