A 23-year-old pedestrian suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after being hit by a car near the University of Washington. The pedestrian apparently struck his head after he was hit.
According to a report in The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, the pedestrian was crossing the street on 43rd when a car driven by a 36-year-old man turned onto 43rd and hit the man.
Police are investigating the pedestrian accident.
Washington State Vehicle Code, RCW 46.61.235, which pertains to pedestrians in crosswalks states that a vehicle should remain stopped to allow a pedestrian or bicycle to cross the road if the pedestrian or bicycle is upon or within one lane of the half of the roadway upon which the vehicle is turning onto.
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 and the family of those killed.