1 Hurt in Vancouver Pedestrian Accident on Mill Plain Boulevard
VANCOUVER, WA (September 27, 2020) – Wednesday night, a pedestrian suffered serious injuries in a crash on Mill Plain Boulevard.
The incident happened around 8:40 p.m. in the 16200 S.E. Mill Plain Boulevard. According to reports, the pedestrian was walking across the midblock when a vehicle hit them.
Meanwhile, the driver revealed that the driver failed to see the pedestrian and couldn’t stop in time, Vancouver Police Department spokeswoman Kim Kapp revealed.
Furthermore, the driver remained at the scene. The authorities confirmed that they found no evidence of impairment.
The surrounding area on Mill Plain Boulevard was closed off for a brief time during cleanup and preliminary duties. However, the roadway has since reopened to traffic.
Moreover, the crash on Mill Plain Boulevard remains under investigation.
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 pedestrian accident case. Call us today at (800) 674 7852 for a free, no-obligation consultation at a location nearest you.