Traffic Accident on Highway 12 Left 18-Year-Old Pedestrian Hurt [Lewis County, WA]

Traffic Accident on Highway 12 Left 18-Year-Old Pedestrian Hurt [Lewis County, WA]

Chehalis Pedestrian Airlifted in Auto-Pedestrian Collision on U.S. Highway 12

Lewis County, WA (June 9, 2023) On Thursday, an 18-year-old pedestrian from Chehalis was hurt in a traffic accident on Highway 12.

According to a Washington State Patrol (WSP), the auto-pedestrian collision happened around midnight on U.S. Highway 12 near Jackson Highway.

Reports say that the 18-year-old pedestrian was struck by a semi-truck driven by a 66-year-old Tumwater resident.

Authorities say that the pedestrian was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, no word on the patient’s condition at this time.

Meanwhile, the Tumwater driver avoided injuries and was not showing signs of impairment.

WSP is investigating the auto-pedestrian collision.

Collisions Could Happen Any Minute

Traffic safety continues to be a life-and-death matter. As a matter of fact, a person dies in a vehicle accident every couple of hours.

Driving your children to school, going to the market, or driving to fill up on gas should not be a life-and-death matter. Even so, the likelihood of car accidents continues to rise.

Moreover, preventing traffic incidents like the traffic accident on Highway 12 is a shared responsibility. It is vital to keep an eye out for those who are on the road with you. Your safety on the road is never guaranteed; however, knowledge is a powerful tool.


What To Do After a Traffic Collision

Each year, around 20-50 million people are injured or become disabled due to an auto crash. To avoid suffering from such incidents, practice safe driving habits on the road at all times.

Steve Baric of Sweet Lawyers 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, they will secure your future from further losses a severe accident can bring.”

Call us if you’re involved in a severe traffic accident similar to the traffic accident on Highway 12. Sweet Lawyers have over 40 years of experience in the legal field.

We know what it takes to win your traffic accident, personal injury, or disability case.

Our legal team promises to fight, day and night, to achieve the justice and compensation that you and your family deserve. Thus, call our offices at (800) 674 7852 for a free consultation with a professional in your area.

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