A pedestrian was killed in an apparent hit-and-run accident in downtown Seattle on Cherry Street near Sixth Avenue late Friday night or in the early hours of Saturday morning. A passerby called 911 and reported a man lying the roadway around 12:22am reports The Seattle Times.
Police found the pedestrian, a man, dead in the street. He had apparently been run over by a large or heavy vehicle.
Police are looking for a bus, possibly a tour bus, of light-color with a dark stripe. This vehicle had been seen turning turned from sixth onto Cherry. They are asking anyone that may have information about the accident or the bus to call the Seattle Police Department or Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound at 800-222-TIPS.
By all accounts, the pedestrian was crossing at a legal intersection. Washington state laws give pedestrians the right of way and drivers of cars must stop to allow pedestrians and bicycles to cross the road within a marked or unmarked crosswalk. Many pedestrian accidents are caused by the negligence of the driver of the motor vehicle.
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 families of those killed.
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