A female pedestrian, age 60, was injured on Wednesday morning when she was struck by a suspected drunken driver in Bellevue.
Seattle’s KOMO news reports that the Bellevue pedestrian accident occurred in the 15200 block of NE 28th Street around 7:20am.
The injured woman was taken to Overlake Hospital where her condition is unknown.
The driver of the vehicle that hit the woman was described as a 28-year-old Bellevue man. He was arrested and faces charges of DUI and vehicular assault.
Vehicular assault, RCW 46.61.522, can be charged if a person is seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident and the driver was driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Bellevue Pedestrian Accident Personal Injury Liability
While police are investigating this accident and the driver faces criminal charges, the victim may also seek damages in civil court and is well-advised to seek the services of a Bellevue personal injury attorney. A knowledgeable attorney who has successfully handled DUI accidents, can advise the victim of their legal rights and the best course of action to recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and for pain and suffering.
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 motor vehicle accidents and the family of those killed.
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