The Tacoma New Tribune reports that a 23-year-old man was seriously injured in a hit-and-run pedestrian accident while walking in a crosswalk at 152nd Street East at Highway 7 near the Lake Spanaway Golf Course in Spanaway.
The pedestrian accident occurred at 3:04 am. The report said that the seriously injured man was taken to St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma for treatment. He was reported to be in satisfactory condition.
The driver of the auto that hit the man left the scene of the accident. The car was reported to be “white sporty import with a spoiler on the back.” If you have any information about this accident, contact the Washington State Patrol.
Every year, there are approximately 100,000 pedestrian accidents with around 5,900 fatalities. Washington state laws give pedestrians the right-of-way at intersections regardless of whether the crosswalk is marked or not.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a pedestrian accident, contact The law offices of Herbert G. Farber. We have more than 30 years experience representing accident victims and their families. With our help, you may recover compensation for your injuries.