Seattle pedestrian accident injures five, one critically

Five people, who were crossing the street after a live show at the Showbox Sodo, were injured in a Seattle pedestrian accident on Thursday night.

The pedestrian accident occurred in the 1700 block of First Avenue south on Thursday night shortly before 11pm when a pickup truck hit the five, throwing one person up on the hood.

One person suffered critical injuries in the SoDo district pedestrian accident; three were reported in stable condition; and a fifth person reportedly suffered minor injuries.

The Seattle Times
reports that the driver of the pickup is being investigated for Vehicular Assault and driving under the influence (DUI). Washington state vehicle code RCW 46.61.522 states that a person can be charged with Vehicular Assault if someone is seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident and the driver was impaired.

The pedestrian accident occurred at an unmarked crosswalk. Washington state vehicle code RCW 46.61.235 states that vehicles must stop at intersections to allow pedestrians and bicycles to cross within a marked or unmarked crosswalk.

This information is provided by Seattle Car Accident Lawyer blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured in pedestrian accidents and the family of those killed. With our help, you may recover compensation for your damages including medical costs, loss of wages and for pain and suffering.

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