Pedestrian Suffers Life-Threatening Injury in Bellingham Accident
Bellingham, WA (July 11, 2021) – On Friday a possible fatality was reported in a pedestrian crash on Eldridge Avenue.
Furthermore, reports say a driver struck the back of a inert vehicle and a pedestrian was also struck in the incident.
Meanwhile, reports saying that there was a “possible fatality” and there might be an amputee, are unverified.
Murphy said no more information would be available until after the investigation has concluded.
Additionally, witnesses say that a Mitsubishi Mirage may have been the suspect car. Moreso, it is also highly possible that the driver may had an inactive license.
Finally, paramedics took the pedestrian to a hospital for immediate treatment.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
Moreover, 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 and a vehicle striking them causing injury or harm.
Pedestrian accidents more often than not avoidable. 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 are 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.
– 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.
That is why we encourage you to speak with our attorneys. Moreover, turning to an experienced attorney can provide you with space to heal, while also ensuring that your rights are respected and justice will be served.
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