Updated on: 9/25/2019
An elderly man crossing the street using a motorized scooter in Everett was struck by a Jeep and hospitalized Tuesday morning.
The man, in his 70's was crossing at a marked crosswalk when a jeep wrangler struck him, lodging the wheelchair under the front bumper of the vehicle, and injuring him.
It does not appear the man hit suffered life threatening injuries but was transported to the hospital in an ambulance.
The driver of the Jeep is cooperating with investigators as they work to understand what caused the collision, considering weather among other factors.
Weather's Contribution To Car Accidents
The rain has certainly picked up over the last few weeks, with last weeks commutes being particularly effected.
The weather can certainly be a factor in causing accidents this time of year, but weather factors are not an escape from liability.
Drivers are required to drive in a manner that is safe for the conditions of the road, meaning just because the speed limit is 45 in an area, if bad weather causes slick roads or decreased visibility, it is the drivers responsibility to slow down to account for these conditions.
If this driver was approaching the crosswalk at what would otherwise be a reasonable speed, but found themselves unable to stop for the crossing pedestrian, they could still be found liable for damages cause.
Legal Help After A Crash
Thankfully, reports do not indicate serious injuries for the man struck in this story, but if complications occur, or bills begin to mount, reaching a fair settlement with the at fault drivers insurance could be the difference between getting the care needed, or struggling to find care options.
It's this crucial reason why the Davis Law Group works with accident victims on a daily basis, making sure they don't end up paying the price for another drivers mistake, and can get any and all care needed, without the stress or financial burden of paying out of pocket.
If you or a loved one was injured in an accident, call 206-727-4000 or use the chat or contact options on this page for your free consultation with the award winning pedestrian accident attorneys at Davis Law Group.