One pedestrian was critically injured and another suffered minor injuries when they were struck by a car while standing in a parking lot on Aurora Avenue reports Seattle’s King5.com.
The Seattle pedestrian accident occurred around 7:30am this morning when a vehicle making a right hand turn into the business parking lot was rear-ended by another vehicle in the 11500 block of Aurora Avenue North.
The force of the rear-end accident propelled the first vehicle forward causing it to strike the pedestrians. The second car then hit a tree.
In all five people were injured, including the two pedestrians.
Police shut down Aurora Avenue North to investigate the accident. It is unclear at this time whether the following driver was distracted, speeding or following too closely. It is likely the second driver will be cited. Washington State vehicle code RCW 46.61.145 specifies that a driver of a motor vehicle shall not follow another vehicle more closely than is reasonable and prudent.
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