Man Critically Hurt in Seattle Pedestrian Accident
SEATTLE, WA (May 9, 2019)– A man in a wheelchair suffered injuries in Tuesday’s pedestrian accident at Delridge Way Southwest and Southwest Brandon Street.
The 12 p.m. crash happened when a 55-year-old man in a wheelchair attempted to cross in a marked crosswalk. However, a Seattle Public Utilities truck that had just stopped for a red light struck the pedestrian as it attempted a right turn.
According to Seattle Fire spokeswoman Kristin Tinsley, the pedestrian suffered non-life-threatening injuries and sought treatment at Harborview Medical Center.
Seattle Police confirmed that the driver showed no signs of impairment, yet the collision remains under investigation.
Pedestrians and drivers are urged to communicate or make eye contact with one another when on the streets. We all become distracted on the road, yet if we prepare for harm and never assume the other person sees us, we can avoid danger. Cross only when the streets are safe and scan the streets for any oncoming vehicles or pedestrians.
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