A woman was struck by a car driven by a 28-year-old alcohol-impaired man while she was crossing the street in Bellevue Wednesday morning, police say. According to accident reports, the 60-year-old woman was crossing the street in the 15200 block of NE 20th Street in Bellevue just before 7:30 Wednesday morning when she was hit by a car that failed to slow down at all.
Police said the woman was not using a crosswalk to cross the road, but found that the 28-year-old man was intoxicated upon investigation. He was arrested for investigation of DUI and vehicular assault, and the woman was taken to Overlake Hospital to be treated for her injuries. Her current condition at the hospital and the extent of her injuries are unknown.
Pedestrian Accident Statistics
- According to the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 5,000 people are killed each year in pedestrian-vehicle accidents.
- More than one in ten fatal highway accidents involve a pedestrian.
Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers in Bellevue
Davis Law Group helps drunk driving collision victims get financial compensation for their injuries and lost wages. We work closely with the criminal prosecutor to make sure that all avenues, both criminal and civil, are being pursued. If you have been the victim of a drunk driver, contact Davis Law Group at 206-727-4000.