West Riverside Avenue Accident Injures Pedestrian
Spokane, WA (May 14, 2021) – On Wednesday, a person was injured in a pedestrian accident on West Riverside Avenue.
The accident happened in the evening, between Stevens Street and Washington Street.
Immediately, rescuers took the victim to the hospital with serious injuries.
Additionally, reports said the involved driver cooperated with the authorities.
Meanwhile, officers closed West Riverside Avenue between Stevens and Washington for several hours.
Don’t speed, follow the speed limit and never use your phone; always be cautious of your surroundings.
Pedestrian Accidents Could Result in Critical Injuries
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.
Although pedestrian accidents are becoming more common, there are ways to avoid the likelihood of being involved in one. For instance, if you’re an avid walker, it may benefit you to purchase brightly colored attire, that way you make yourself more visible to motorists around you. As a driver, looking out for pedestrians can be as simple as taking cues you see on the road. If a small light shines ahead of you on a residential street at night, it is safe to assume that you are sharing the road with a pedestrian who is carrying a flashlight. Do not, however, assume they are on the sidewalk, and make sure to tread with caution.
Meanwhile, here are some things that we can do to avoid such accidents which could result in serious injuries.
– 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.
– Then, look before you step: cross streets at marked crosswalks/intersections, obey traffic signals, and watch for turning vehicles.
Also, hire an experienced personal injury attorney from Sweet Lawyers if you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident.
So, call our offices today at (800) 674 7852 for a free consultation at a location nearest you. For your convenience, you can contact us 24/7 by email, online chat, and text message.