UPS Truck Driver Hits Pedestrian Then Leaves Accident Scene

Seattle-Area Hit-and-Run Accident Involving UPS Truck

Summary:

  • UPS delivery truck driver hits woman walking with the signal in a marked crosswalk.
  • UPS driver pulls over, interacts with the victim, and leaves the scene without calling 911 or assisting the victim.
  • Pedestrian victim suffers serious injuries as a result of being hit by the UPS truck.

On November 18, 2013, Brittany Jackson was a pedestrian at the intersection of Andover Park West and Minkler Blvd in Tukwila, Washington. She walked to the northwest corner of the intersection and pushed the button to activate the pedestrian walk single. She then waited for the “Walk” signal to appear before she attempted to cross the street in a marked crosswalk. After the “Walk” signal appeared, Jackson stepped into the marked crosswalk and proceeded to walk east while crossing Andover Park West. 

At the same time, a UPS delivery truck driven by Carl Scammon was heading west on Minkler Boulevard in the far north / curbside lane.  As the UPS truck approached the intersection the driver slowed but did not stop before making a right turn onto Andover Park West. Ms. Jackson was in the marked crosswalk and had crossed three lanes of traffic when the UPS truck hit her. 

After the UPS truck struck the young woman the driver pulled over, turned on the flashers, got out of the truck and made contact with the victim. He could clearly see that she had been injured by the collision with his UPS truck. She was laying in the street screaming in pain.  Due to her injuries she was unable to move to get out of the roadway.

Driver Left Scene After 3 Minutes

The UPS driver did not help the victim get out of the roadway where she risked being hit again by continuing traffic. He did not attempt to offer any assistance. He did not call 911. He did not call police. He did not call for emergency medical personnel. After a few moments of standing next to the victim, the driver walked back to the UPS vehicle, got inside, and drove away---approximately 3 minutes after Ms. Jackson was struck by the man's truck.

The UPS driver knowingly left the scene of an accident which he caused by running over a pedestrian that was in a marked crosswalk when the pedestrian walk signal had been activated.  As a result of the driver’s negligent and reckless conduct, a pedestrian was seriously injured. The victim now suffers physical disability, serious pain, and emotional trauma.  The victim has incurred medical treatment expenses because of these injuries and lost income due to her inability to work.  

Attorneys Pursuing Claim Against UPS

At the time of the accident Scammon was acting within the scope of his employment with United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS).  UPS is a corporation created under the laws of the State of Ohio conducting business in King County, State of Washington.  UPS Inc. is liable for the negligent acts and/or omissions of its employees. 

Davis Law Group is representing Ms. Jackson in her legal claim for fair compensation for the damages she has suffered as a result of being hit by the UPS truck.   Davis Law Group has represented other victims of UPS truck accidents. 

More News Coverage:

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

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

Other UPS Truck Accidents Across The US

Accouring to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, there are over 5 million accidents every year involving commerical vehicles resulting in over 30,000 fatalities and 1.5 injuries each year. 

The following is a listing of just a few of the accidents involving UPS delivery trucks and pedestrians in the past few years.  Wrongful death and personal injury lawsuits have been filed against United Parcel Service in most of these cases. 

UPS Driver Taken Off Road After Truck Hits Woman In Evanston
Date: December 22, 2014
Location: Evanson, IL (near Chicago)
Victim: 30 year old woman
Injuries: Serious, life-threatening injuries
Source: Chicago Tribune & Evanston Now

Man Struck And Killed By UPS Truck
Date: November 20, 2014
Location: Tamworth, NH
Victim: Kyle Matthews (age 22)
Injuries: Fatal/Death
Source: WMUR

Man Killed After Being Stuck By UPS Truck
Date: February 24, 2014
Location: Roanoke, VA
Injuries: Fatal/Death
Victim: Lyle Scott Eyler, Age 44
Source: Roanoke Times

Hit-And-Run Pedestrian Accident Involving Ups Delivery Truck
Date: November 18, 2013
Location: Tukwila, WA (Near Seattle)
Injuries: Broken bones.
Victim: Brittany Jackson
Source: KOMO TV

2 Pedestrians Hit In Crosswalk By Ups Truck
Date: October 2012
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Victims:  Two women
Injuries: Serious
Source: Phoenix Sun

Woman Dies After Being Hit By UPS Truck
Date: November 8, 2011
Location: Las Vegas
Victim: 69 year old woman
Injuries: Fatal/Death
Source: Las Vegas Sun

Senior Citizen Hit by UPS Truck
Date: July 9, 2010
Location: Waipahu, Hawaii
Victim: 64 year old woman
Injuries: Critical injuries
Source: Khon2

 

 

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