Seattle police officers are reportedly investigating a fatal pedestrian accident that occurred in a congested traffic area near the Interbay area on Wednesday morning.
According to news reports, the vehicle-pedestrian collision occurred at the intersection of 15th Avenue West and West Armory Way near Whole Foods. Investigators closed down one lane of 15th Avenue West to collect evidence and investigate the scene.
First responders arrived at the scene at approximately 10 a.m. and found an unidentified 66-year-old man in the roadway. Tragically, he was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision. Witnesses reported that the man was using a cane while he was crossing the street.
Investigating Liability For Pedestrian Accidents
Police are still investigating the incident to determine what factors may have contributed and establish fault for the fatality. News reports indicate that the driver stayed at the scene and was cooperative with police.
A police officer who is trained to identify impairment in drivers will typically respond to the scene of a serious pedestrian accident like this one to interview the driver and determine if drugs or alcohol may have played a role. Other officers will photograph the scene, interview witnesses, and collect other forms of evidence that may help them piece together the situation and understand exactly what happened.
These pieces of evidence are often crucial in the event that the victim’s family wishes to pursue a wrongful death claim on the victim’s behalf. Witness statements and photographic evidence can be helpful in supporting a wrongful death lawsuit and establish liability for the loss of life.
Contact An Experienced Pedestrian Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one has been involved in a pedestrian accident, medical treatment and diagnosis of injuries are the most important first step to preparing for a successful personal injury claim. Next, it may be a good idea to consult with an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer who has experience handling serious injury cases about your legal rights and options.
The attorneys at Davis Law Group are here to answer your questions and help you better understand how to proceed with a potential personal injury claim. If we believe we can help increase the chances of a favorable resolution to your case, we will meet with you for a free legal consultation.
Call our office in Seattle at (206) 727-4000 or complete the confidential contact form on this page for a free case review.