1 Hurt in Ferndale Pedestrian Crash on Barrett Road
FERNDALE, WA (August 4, 2020) – Friday afternoon, a pedestrian sustained injuries in an auto accident on Barrett Road.
The incident occurred on July 31st at around 4:00 p.m. in the 5500 block of Barrett Road. According to reports, the passenger-side mirror of a passing mid-size white pickup truck clipped a person who was walking along with several people.
Whatcom County Fire District 7 Division Chief Ben Boyko revealed that an aid unit transported the injured pedestrian to PeaceHealth St Joseph Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.
The pickup driver stayed at the scene. Meanwhile, they couldn’t find the mirror after the crash.
Furthermore, the Ferndale Police handles the crash investigation. Unfortunately, they didn’t disclose the events that have led up to the crash or further details about the incident.
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 auto accident case. Call us today at (800) 674 7852 for a free, no-obligation consultation at a location nearest you.