Pedestrian Struck and Injured in Crash on Dexter Avenue North
Seattle, WA (July 28, 2021)– On Tuesday, a 30-year-old male, an encampment resident, suffers serious injuries in a hit-and-run crash on Dexter Avenue North.
The accident happened at around 3:00 p.m. at the intersection with Mercer Street, near the encampment.
When responders arrived, they took the victim to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition.
Investigating officers said the driver and passenger fled from the scene and called 911 to report the crash.
Apparently, the three were in some sort of altercation before the accident happened.
Meanwhile, officers are working to determine what exactly happened and if there is probable cause for arrest.
No arrests have been made as of yet.Don’t speed, follow the speed limit and never use your phone; always be cautious of your surroundings.
How To Get Away From Pedestrian Accidents
In today’s current state of affairs, more individuals are walking as a new way to escape home for a while.
As a result, pedestrian accidents have also spiked in popularity, so has the risk of pedestrian accidents.
Pedestrian accidents are incidents in which someone walking or crossing a road is injured by a vehicle striking them.
Pedestrian accidents more often than not can be avoided. A common cause of these unfortunate incidents includes drivers speeding. 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.
Meanwhile, here are some things that we can do to avoid such accidents.
– Avoid dangerous behaviors: always walk on the sidewalk (no jaywalking), stay sober, and make eye contact with drivers, don’t assume the driver can see you.
– Look before you step: cross streets at marked crosswalks/intersections, obey traffic signals, and watch for turning vehicles.
Hire an experienced personal injury attorney from Sweet Lawyers if you or a loved one has been injured in an accident like the crash on Dexter Avenue North.