According to a report in the Everett Herald Net, the woman was walking in a marked crosswalk at Highway 99 and 176 Street SW when a driver turning right onto 176th Street SW hit her.
The woman suffered “significant injuries” to her legs and was taken to the hospital for treatment.
It is the duty of every driver to remain stopped at a crosswalk to allow pedestrians and bicycles to cross the roadway. Vehicle Code RCW 46.61.235 regulates the behavior of a driver at a crosswalk. Sometimes, in the case of a right hand turn like this driver was making, driver in attention is the cause of the accident. In the case of driver negligence, the pedestrian has a valid personal injury claim and the pedestrian may be able to collect compensation for damages including medical costs and for pain and suffering.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at The Farber law Group. We have more than 30 years experience representing people who have been seriously injured due to the negligence of another.