Protester Hurt in Tacoma Pedestrian Accident on South Ninth Street and Pacific Avenue
TACOMA, WA (January 24, 2021) – Saturday night, a Tacoma police officer was involved in a crash on South Ninth Street and Pacific Avenue.
At around 6:20 p.m., the authorities received reports about vehicles and people blocking South Ninth and Pacific Avenue. According to reports, some vehicles were doing burnouts and doughnuts.
Upon the authorities’ arrival, they discovered that a crowd of around 100 people gathered at the scene. Thus, the officers started clearing the intersection.
Afterward, a Tacoma police officer in an SUV arrived and was swarmed by people banging on the parked vehicle and its windows in an aggressive way.
Thus, the officer attempted to back up but failed to do so. As he attempted to leave, the officer continued forward and struck one person and possibly others.
More Details on the Crash
Meanwhile, Tacoma Police Officer Wendy Haddow stated that she suspects a man fell under the SUV as it drove forward and was run over.
After finding a safe location, the officer called for medics. Then, responders took the man to a hospital. At this time, the authorities haven’t disclosed the condition of the pedestrian.
“I was shocked, I was shaken, I was confused, I was scared. This officer just ran this group of people over and then fled the scene,” a woman said. “I want justice for the people who just got injured. Squad car 2815 needs to be held accountable.”
Also, the authorities arrested one person and commanded the crowd to disperse.
Meanwhile, the Pierce County Force Investigation Team handles the crash investigation.
“I am concerned that our department is experiencing another use of deadly force incident,” stated Interim Police Chief Mike Ake. “I send my thoughts to anyone who was injured in tonight’s event, and am committed to our Department’s full cooperation in the independent investigation and to assess the actions of the department’s response during the incident.”
As drivers, it is crucial to stay vigilant in the streets. Furthermore, it is important to follow traffic laws just the same to avoid accidents that can lead to injuries.
Suffering a Personal Injury in a Crash
In the pedestrian accident on South Ninth Street, the victim must become aware of their legal rights. Moreover, there may be a right to file a lawsuit.
Mark Sweet, a personal injury attorney, says, “The most valuable step you can take in response to a vehicle crash is hiring a personal injury attorney. Personal injury attorneys prioritize your recovery. At the same time, securing your future from further losses a severe accident can bring.”
If you or a family member has sustained injuries in a similar incident, turn to us. Sweet Lawyers are here for you. Also, we will ensure you acquire the highest settlement needed to cover the costs an accident has caused. Moreover, our attorneys will guide you through the difficult process. We’re here to make sure you receive the justice and compensation your family deserves. Allow us to handle the legalities, while you focus on recovering. Additionally, we do not require any silly “retainer” fees. Thus, to schedule a free consultation, call today at (800) 674 7852 and speak to an experienced legal professional.