Child injured in Hoquiam pedestrian accident outside elementary school

The Olympian reports that a Central Elementary School student was injured in a Hoquiam pedestrian accident on Tuesday morning.

According to the report, the 6-year-old child suffered cuts on the head and a possible broken leg.
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The child was being transported to Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen when the ambulance was hit by a car. The child was then transferred to another aide car.

The report did not disclose the cause of the pedestrian accident in which the student was injured.

In 2009, 61 pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents in Washington State and 4,092 pedestrian deaths occurred nationally. Often, schools run safety campaigns which reiterate crosswalk safety to students. Washington State vehicle code RCW 46.61.440 specifies the maximum speed when passing school or playground crosswalks is 20 miles per hour. The speed zone at the crosswalk extends three hundred feet in either direction from a marked crosswalk. The lower speed limits increases a person’s chance of surviving an accident.

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.

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