Pedestrian critically injured after being hit by bicycle in Seattle

seattle bicycle accident lawyerAn unidentified male pedestrian was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with life threatening head injuries after he was hit by a bicyclist in a Seattle crosswalk this morning.

The pedestrian-bicycle accident occurred near E. Madison Street and McGilvra Boulevard East in Madison Park around 11am. It appears that the bicyclist was headed down hill when the pedestrian was struck.

The injured pedestrian was described as a well-dressed man in his 40’s.

The bicyclist suffered scrapes and bruises in the accident and was taken to Harborview as well.

The Seattle Police Department is currently investigating the accident.

While car-bicycle accidents are more common place than bicycle-pedestrian accidents, just a month ago, we wrote about a bicyclist who was convicted of felony vehicular manslaughter after striking and killing an elderly pedestrian in a San Francisco street. In that case, the bicyclist, Chris Bucchere, showed reckless disregard as he ran through a light.

In 2010, an 83-year-old Renton woman was struck by a bicyclist on the Cedar River trail and suffered a head injury and later died at the hospital. It was determined that the pedestrian had stepped in front of the bicyclist in that accident.

The message boards at KOMO news lit up after this accident was reported today. Many people writing on the boards felt that bicyclists flout the law. Bicyclists are bound to the same rules of the road as motor vehicles and are required to stop at lights, stop for pedestrians and ride with the flow of traffic the same as cars and trucks.

When to seek the counsel of a personal injury attorney

In any accident where a person is seriously injured due to the negligence of another, the injured party or the family may choose to seek legal advice and remedies for their damages. A personal injury attorney can provide needed adviWhen to seek the counsel of a personal injury attorney
In any accident where a person is seriously injured due to the negligence of another, the injured party or the family may choose to seek legal advice and remedies for their damages. A personal injury attorney can provide needed advice and help the injured seek compensation for their medical costs and other losses including loss of wages, rehabilitation costs and for pain and suffering. When a person is killed due to the negligence of another, Washington state statute allows the family the deceased seek compensation on behalf of their loved one.

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, motorcycle accidents and bicycle accidents.

Contact The Farber Law Group at 1-800-244-9087 or attorney@hgfarber.com to schedule a free and confidential case evaluation. Our Bellevue office is here to assist you.

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ce and help the injured seek compensation for their medical costs and other losses including loss of wages, rehabilitation costs and for pain and suffering. When a person is killed due to the negligence of another, Washington state statute allows the family the deceased seek compensation on behalf of their loved one.

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, motocycle accidents and bicycle accidents.

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