Injury in Jefferson County Fatal Pedestrian Accident
Jefferson County, WA (July 20, 2021) – On Monday, a 10-year-old girl lost her life, while a 12-year-old girl was injured in Highway 101 pedestrian accident.
The fatal crash took place minutes after 1 p.m. on a grassy area on the northbound shoulder of the highway.
Officers said the involved SUV’s driver, a 67-year-old Lake Stevens woman, suffered a medical emergency and lost consciousness.
Her SUV drifted off the right shoulder and went through an irrigation ditch where she struck the two girls.
When troopers arrived at the scene, they pronounced the 10-year-old girl dead.
On the other hand, rescuers airlifted the 12-year-old girl to Mary Bridge Hospital in Tacoma with serious injuries.
They also took the SUV driver to a local hospital to be medically evaluated.
We at Sweet Lawyers would like to send our condolences to the loved ones of the deceased in this accident. May you have the strength during this difficult time.
Dealing With Highway 101 Fatal Pedestrian Accidents
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, more individuals are staying at home, whether by preference or under a state-mandated lockdown. As people adjust to unprecedented routines, a classic concept has risen in modern popularity: walking.
Americans, as well as others around the world, have taken it upon themselves to walk outside daily. Taking walks is usually the only time in which people are spending outside.
The increase of foot traffic on local sidewalks, intersections, and roads seems harmless enough.
However, this timeless habit can have devastating consequences. Taking walks is becoming increasingly dangerous, leading to a surge of pedestrian accidents annually.
Contact Sweet Lawyers if you lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident. Having legal representation can help you attain compensation on medical bills, loss of earnings, future medicals, loss of consortium, pain and suffering, and more.
“I think the misconception is that when a loved one passes away, the insurance company and the defendant will automatically admit liability and offer all of the funds available.”
“Insurance companies will try to save money, even if it means not fully compensating a family for the wrongful death of a loved one. When a family retains an attorney immediately, it gives the family time to grieve their loss, and their attorney can start focusing on holding the negligent party accountable.” says Tyler Toomey, a tenured Sweet Lawyers attorney.