26-Year-Old Carollee Fisher Struck and Injured by Vehicle in Yakima
Yakima, WA (May 26, 2021) – On Monday, 26-year-old Carollee Fisher was injured in 40th Avenue Pedestrian accident.
The Yakima accident took place before 2 p.m. at the Tieton Drive intersection.
Apparently, Fisher was struck by a 64-year-old male driver while she was crossing the intersection.
Moreover, rescuers took her to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, wherein she was in critical condition as of 1 p.m. Tuesday.
Furthermore, the authorities said intoxicants did not play a factor in the 40th Avenue accident. However, they are still investigating the incident.
Meanwhile, it is important to remember crosswalks are vital for crossing a street safely.
Traffic Accidents Can Lead to Serious Injuries
Moreover, in today’s current state of affairs, more people are walking as a new way to escape home for a while.
As a result, pedestrian accidents like the one on 40th Avenue have also spiked in popularity.
Pedestrian accidents are incidents in which someone walking or crossing a road is injured by a vehicle striking them.
A common cause of these incidents includes drivers speeding.
As an example, motorists who speed do not have enough reaction time to stop or yield for pedestrians who have the right of way. Especially now, with roadways emptier than ever across the world, drivers disobeying the speed limit is at an all-time high. Thus, pedestrian safety is at an all-time low.
Thus, it is good to know that this type of accident can be avoided.
So, here are some ways to avoid accidents:
– First, avoid dangerous behaviors: always walk on the sidewalk (no jaywalking), stay sober, and make eye contact with drivers.
– You also need to look before you step: cross streets at marked crosswalks/intersections, obey traffic signals, and watch for turning vehicles.
We recommend that you hire an experienced personal injury attorney from Sweet Lawyers if you or a loved one has been injured in a Washington pedestrian accident.
Immediately, call our offices at (800) 674 7852 for a free consultation.
Indeed, our lawyers will exhaust every avenue to ensure you get the maximum settlement. They will speak to witnesses, analyze evidence, and obtain important data that will help your case.
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