Seattle’s KOMO News reports that a 58-year-old man was admitted to Overlake Hospital in Bellevue with a serious leg injury and other injuries after he was hit by a suspected drunk driver at the corner of Main and Bellevue Way in downtown Bellevue late Monday night.
Cause of the Pedestrian Accident
The report said the driver, a 25-year-old woman, was making a left from Main Street onto Bellevue Way when she lost control of her vehicle and struck the man before crashing into a light pole.
The unidentified woman was arrested for DUI and vehicular assault. Washington Vehicle code RCW 46.61.522 “Vehicular Assault” states that a driver can be charged if he or she seriously injures someone while driving recklessly, driving recklessly or driving with recklessless disregard to the safety of others.
Pedestrian Accident Personal Injury Liability
If it is determined that the driver was driving under the influence at the time of the accident, the liability will fall with her. In cases like this, accident victims are advised to contact a Bellevue pedestrian accident attorney who has handled DUI accident and can advise the victim on their legal rights. A personal injury attorney will work hard to receive the maximum compensation for the victim including medical expenses, lost wages, and for pain and suffering.