51-Year-Old Woman in Intensive Care after Pedestrian Accident at 23600 Pacific Highway
KENT, WA (April 14, 2018) – A woman was seriously injured after being struck by a hit-and-run vehicle on Pacific Highway South near 236th Street, on Saturday.
Kent police received a report about an unconscious woman lying in the northbound lanes of the road at the 23600 block of the Pacific Highway. Witnesses who saw the victim, identified as 51-year-old Carol Goodnow, believe that she may have been struck by a vehicle or thrown from a vehicle that left her at the scene.
Emergency personnel arrived at the scene of the accident and transported Goodnow to the Harborview Medical Center in critical condition.
According to Goodnow’s daughter, Rosemary Goodnow, she needed to have surgery to stop the bleeding caused by a broken pelvis. The victim’s organs shifted to the other side, and she will need to undergo two more surgeries. Goodnow is currently breathing through a tube in intensive care, unable to speak, and is expected to have a lengthy recovery period ahead.
The suspect vehicle is suspected to be a 2008-2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan, due to parts found at the scene. It is beliveed to be silver in color. There is currently no description of the hit-and-run driver. Traffic investigators are actively looking for additional witnesses and searching the area for surveillance video. Kent Police are asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477) or the Kent Police tip line (253) 856-5808.
It is important to always be on the lookout for motorcyclists, pedestrians, and bicyclists, especially if you are in a residential area or in a highly populated area. By obeying traffic laws and paying attention to your surroundings, you can prevent dangerous accidents and keep yourself and others safe on the road.
If you or a loved one was injured in a hit-and-run pedestrian accident, contact the experienced attorneys at Sweet Law Group. We promise to work for you, until we achieve the proper compensation and justice that you and your family deserve. Call our offices at (800) 203-3061 for a free consultation with a legal professional in your area. We are available to clients 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week by email, text message, phone, and online chat.