Michigan tourists injured in downtown Seattle pedestrian accident, driver arrested

Three Michigan tourists were injured in a pedestrian accident in downtown Seattle on Thursday evening reports The Seattle Times. Two of the injured were taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, one with “life-threatening injuries” and one with “serious” injuries. The third pedestrian suffered a leg injury.

The pedestrian accident occurred at the intersection of Third Avenue and Lenora Street around 9:20pm, about one-half mile from The Farber Law Group’s Seattle Office. Seattle police have arrested the driver of a pickup truck who was turning left onto Third Avenue when he struck the pedestrians who were in a crosswalk.

The driver is under investigation for Vehicular Assault. Vehicular Assault can be charged if someone was seriously injured in a vehicle accident and the driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs, driving recklessly or driving without regard for the safety of others.

National Safety Council statistics show that more than 100,000 pedestrians are injured and 5,900 killed after being hit by motor vehicles every year. Washington State law give pedestrians the right of way and car must stop for pedestrians whether in a marked or unmarked cross walk.

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If you or a loved one has been seriously injured, or a loved one killed, in a pedestrian accident, you should contact The Farber Law Group immediately. With our help, we will make sure your rights are protected. We have more than 30 years experience in representing accident victims with serious injuries. With offices in Seattle and Bellevue, we are here to help you. If you are unable to come to our office, we will come to you.

Contact The Farber Law Group
at 1-800-244-9087 or e-mail attorney@hgfarber.com.