1 Hurt in Everett Pedestrian Crash on Colby Avenue
EVERETT, WA (October 18, 2020) – Friday night, a 39-year-old man sustained injuries in a hit-and-run accident on Colby Avenue.
The authorities received a report of the crash just after 7:00 p.m. in the 4700 block of Colby Avenue. As a result, the officers shut down the road.
Meanwhile, the police confirmed that the pedestrian sustained life-threatening injuries. Thus, the responders transported the patient to Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett.
Upon investigation, the police received a tip of a possible vehicle involved in the crash. Then, they came to the 1600 block of Virginia Avenue and located a damaged 2001 Chevy Cruze.
The authorities arrested a 31-year-old woman after admitting that she struck the pedestrian and escaped. Moreover, the police booked her into the Snohomish County Jail for investigation of hit-and-run and driving on a suspended driver’s license.
Facts about Pedestrians and Accidents
Pedestrians have the right of way at any crosswalk or intersection. Therefore, it’s a driver’s responsibility to yield and be prepared to stop.
While car accidents are far more common than pedestrian accidents, there is still reason to be wary when traveling on foot.
Furthermore, common locations for these pedestrian incidents include shopping center entrances, street corners, and intersections.
“Pedestrian accidents do not occur as much as motor vehicle accidents. Nevertheless, the pedestrian accidents tend to include more serious injuries,” says Tyler Toomey, a practicing attorney at Sweet Lawyers.
If you sustained injuries in a crash, reach out to the experienced accident attorneys at Sweet Lawyers. We understand what you are going through. Thus, our team is here to ensure your legal rights are protected. With over 40 years in the legal field, we have the experience and the resources to win your pedestrian accident case. Call us today at (800) 674 7852 for a free, no-obligation consultation at a location nearest you.