Updated on: 6/1/2018
A woman in her 30s was injured in a pedestrian accident with a police vehicle late Friday evening in South Seattle.
According to police, an officer was traveling southbound on Martin Luther King Jr. Way South in a fully-marked patrol vehicle with the emergency lights and sirens activated just before midnight Friday, as he was responding to a disturbance call. A woman was crossing MLK Jr. Way South near South Willow Street at the time and was struck by the officer’s car as she crossed.
Police say that following the pedestrian collision in Seattle, the officer lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a light pole on the south side of the intersection. Emergency crews responded to the scene immediately, and the woman was taken to Harborview Medical Center to be treated for non-life threatening injuries. The officer was also taken to the hospital as a precaution.
Pedestrian Collision 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.
Pedestrian Accident Attorneys near Seattle
If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and lost wages. Davis Law Group helps pedestrian accident victims get peace of mind and the financial compensation they deserve. If you have been the victim of a pedestrian accident, contact the Davis Law Group today at 206-727-4000.