1 Hurt in Lacey Pedestrian Accident on Interstate 5 near Sleater-Kinney Road
LACEY, WA (March 18, 2021) – Tuesday noon, a woman sustained injuries in a pedestrian crash on Interstate 5 near Sleater-Kinney Road.
According to Washington State Patrol, at around 1:20 p.m., a woman entered northbound I-5 from the left and ran in front of a log truck. The 43-year-old Arlington man driving the truck was unable to stop. Thus, he struck the female pedestrian on I-5 just west of Sleater-Kinney Road Southeast.
Meanwhile, responders transported the victim to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Also, the incident slowed traffic in the area for several hours.
Dealing With Similar Incidents
In today’s current state of affairs, taking strolls outdoors is becoming the new normal. With this, so does the likelihood of accidents involving pedestrians.
Car accidents are far more common than pedestrian accidents. However, there is still reason to be wary when traveling on foot.
“Pedestrian accidents do not occur as much as motor vehicle accidents. However, pedestrian accidents tend to include more serious injuries,” Tyler Toomey said. He is a practicing attorney at Sweet Lawyers.
“It’s because they are sometimes hard to see. They also ride bikes, skateboards, etc. Pedestrian incidents usually occur in shopping center entrances and street corners,” he added.
We understand that being involved in a pedestrian crash is a heavy load, especially if the party responsible is still at large. Thus, it is best to turn to the experienced attorneys at Sweet Lawyers. Moreover, our attorneys and professional legal team have dealt with a variety of cases including pedestrian accidents. We promise to fight for you until your family achieves the justice and compensation that is owed. Call us at (800) 674 7852 to arrange your free consultation with an experienced legal professional in your area. Also, you may reach us 24/7.