1 Hurt in Tacoma Pedestrian Accident on Portland Avenue
TACOMA, WA (October 12, 2020) – Sunday afternoon, a pedestrian sustained injuries in a crash on Portland Avenue in Tacoma.
According to the Tacoma Police, the crash happened in the 4400 block of East Portland Avenue. It took place between East 46th Street and East 44th Street.
The police revealed that the vehicle headed north on Portland Avenue. However, the car jumped the curb and struck a 51-year-old man sitting at the bus stop.
As a result, responders transported the pedestrian to the hospital with critical injuries.
Furthermore, authorities arrested the 24-year-old driver for allegedly driving under the influence.
Also, the crash on Portland Avenue remains under active 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.