75-Year-Old Woman Struck and Injured by Vehicle in Accident Near Bank Road
Vashon Island, WA (November 16, 2020) – On Saturday, a 75-year-old woman was injured in a pedestrian accident near Bank Road and 100th Avenue Southwest.
Police said the woman was in the crosswalk when a person driving a Toyota Tacoma struck her.
The rescuers airlifted her from Bank road to Harborview Medical Center.
Meanwhile, the sheriff’s office said the truck driver did not show signs of impairment.
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.
Pedestrian Accidents in Washington
In today’s current state of affairs, taking strolls outdoors is becoming the new normal. With this, the likelihood of accidents involving pedestrians increases.
Car accidents are far more common than pedestrian accidents. Even so, there is still reason to be wary when traveling on foot.
“Pedestrian accidents do not occur as much as motor vehicle accidents. However, the pedestrian accidents tend to include more serious injuries,” Tyler Toomey said. He is a practicing attorney at Sweet Lawyers.
“Some of the worst pedestrian incidents involve minors. It’s because they are sometimes hard to see. They also ride bikes, skateboards, etc. Pedestrian incidents usually occur in shopping center entrances and street corners,” he added.
We understand that being involved in a pedestrian accident is a heavy load. Thus, it is best to turn to the experienced attorneys at Sweet Lawyers. Moreover, our attorneys and professional legal team have dealt with a variety of cases including pedestrian accidents. We promise to fight for you until your family achieves the justice and compensation that is owed. Call us at (800) 674 7852 to arrange your free consultation with an experienced legal professional in your area. In addition, you may reach us 24/7.