Updated on: 2/18/2019
A 24-year-old man died a day after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Marysville, according to the Marysville Police Department.
The incident occurred around 7:40 p.m. Saturday near the intersection of 64th Street NE and 58th Drive NE.
The man was crossing 64th Street NE when he was struck by a dark SUV, according to police. The driver of the SUV fled the scene and the vehicle has not been located.
The victim was taken to Providence Regional Medical Center's Colby Campus with life-threatening injuries, and on Sunday it was announced that he had died from his injuries. No other information about the victim was immediately available.
The victim was reportedly not in a crosswalk when he was hit. The incident is being investigated as a vehicular homicide.
Anyone with information about the incident should contact Marysville police at (425) 407-3999.
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How a Lawyer Can Help Recover Damages
While the police conducts their own investigation into the hit-and-run car accident, there are some actions that a lawyer can take as well. By hiring an attorney to assist with your family’s case, you get someone on your side looking out for your best interests.
A lawyer may help identify the motorist behind the wheel by doing several things. The attorney can review witness accounts, accident reports and surveillance tapes, looking at the incident from all angles. And if the driver is never identified, your attorney can still move forward with the case.
If the driver remains a mystery, your lawyer will turn to the victim’s uninsured motorist coverage. Washington state law requires insurers to offer Uninsured Motorist insurance (UM) and Underinsured Motorist insurance (UIM) to persons purchasing liability automobile insurance. This type of coverage provides compensation to the insured when he/she is injured by another driver who is without any automobile liability insurance.
A study conducted by the Insurance Research Council estimates Washington's 2015 uninsured motorist rate at 17.4 percent. There are approximately 4,407,269 licensed drivers in Washington state, which means there are about 766,864 uninsured drivers in the state.
Contact a Lawyer Today for Help
If you or a loved one has been involved in a hit-and-run crash, you should consult with an attorney right away. The auto accident attorneys at Davis Law Group represent hit-and-run victims in Seattle and across Washington state.
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