UPS Truck Caught on Camera Fleeing Scene of Pedestrian Accident

The surveillance video of the incident was publicly aired during a segment of KOMO News on Friday, April 11.

Davis Law Group is currently representing plaintiff Brittany Jackson, a pedestrian accident victim who was seriously injured after being struck by a UPS truck while she was legally crossing in a crosswalk in Tukwila in November 2013.

The 25-year-old woman was crossing in a crosswalk at the intersection of Minkler Boulevard and Andover Park West in Tukwila on November 18, 2013 at approximately 5:30 p.m. She had just finished work for the day and was walking home when she was allegedly struck by a UPS truck that was turning right as she crossed.

“The next thing I know, it was a headlight in my face and it was a tall headlight,” Jackson said about the incident. “Next thing after that was I’m on the ground. I felt the wheels go over my feet.”

Jackson waited for her turn to cross the roadway and began crossing at the same time as the traffic traveling parallel to the crosswalk she was in. As our client neared the other side of the street, you can see a large freight truck turning toward her and striking her, despite her attempt to raise her hands and alert the driver.

The UPS driver - identified as Carl Scammon - pulled the vehicle over and walked back towards the scene of the accident. According to Jackson's account of the incident, that's when things got ugly.

“[Scammon] knelt down and he asked me who hit me. I said brown and yellow,” she said, referring to the UPS truck that struck her. She says that’s when the driver questioned her account of what had happened. “He replied with a brown and yellow van, as if questioning me. I said no it was a brown truck, yellow light. It was a UPS truck. You hit me.”

The video then shows Scammon walking back to his vehicle and leaving the scene, despite the fact that the severely-injured Jackson remained lying in the roadway.

And despite the seemingly clear video evidence, attorney Chris Davis says both the driver and UPS are not backing down from denying their own fault and liability for the collision. In fact, Davis says the driver claimed he stopped the vehicle because he heard Jackson screaming, not because he believed he had struck her with his truck. UPS’s legal counsel is also attempting to place the blame on Jackson.

“Attorneys for UPS are arguing that their driver is not responsible for the accident that injured my client because Ms. Jackson may have been wearing dark clothing and therefore could not be seen by the driver, and because she did not jump out of the way before the UPS delivery van hit her,” said Mr. Davis.

The surveillance video of the incident was publicly aired during a segment of KOMO News on Friday, April 11.

More News Coverage of this Case:

Traffic Camera Catches UPS Truck Hitting Pedestrian (KOMONews.com)

Police Say UPS Truck Driver Left After Hitting Woman in Tukwila Crosswalk (KIROTV.com)

What do you think about the response by the UPS legal team in this case? Share your thoughts in the comment box below:

Chris Davis
Top-rated, award-winning, attorney practicing wrongful death & serious injury law in Seattle.
1 Comments
This is horrible! That poor young woman! And what a coward the person is that hit her. He knows he did it, he needs to come clean and be prosecuted for leaving the scene, with harsh punishment for doing so after questioning her and then leaving, especially without calling for help. He needs to be held accountable. UPS obviously agrees he did it since they fired him. I'm praying for her to win her case and get paid for loss wages, medical costs and pain and suffering. And I'm also praying for her peace and emotional and physical healing! That man deserves the highest legal punishment available AND should have to make a public apology!
by Melissa April 16, 2014 at 02:31 AM
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