In cities in Washington and other states across the nation, individuals travel by various means. While it is common to utilize motor vehicles, individuals still travel by foot from time to time. Whether one is only walking or suddenly becomes a pedestrian because they are walking to and from their vehicle and their destination, the reality is that motorists are frequently traveling around pedestrians. This makes it vital for drivers to remain attentive and cautious of the pedestrians they may encounter no matter the time of day or night.
According to recent reports, a man was truck and killed in a late night collision in Seattle. Preliminary reports indicated that the accident occurred in the 1500 block of Lakeside Avenue in the Leschi neighborhood. Law enforcement was dispatched to the scene of the accident after receiving calls of a pedestrian being run over by a car.
Reports stated that the 40-year-old male pedestrian was found trapped beneath a Mazda sedan. The man was freed from under the vehicle. However, emergency crews were unable to save him. He was later pronounced dead. Authorities indicated that the evaluated the driver of the vehicle for drug use and alcohol. Although, she did not show signs of impairment. Investigation is still ongoing and the driver is cooperating with investigators.
Following a fatal pedestrian accident, it is important that loved ones understand their rights. This could mean filing a personal injury action, which could help with the recovery of compensation for the losses and damages suffered.