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Bus Pedestrian Collision in Capitol Hill Proves Fatal

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on November 5, 2013

Wrongful DeathA man was killed when he was struck by a Metro bus in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. According to KOMO News, the fatal collision occurred in the 1100 block of East Pine Street near Cal Anderson Park. The man was found lying dead in the street behind the bus. There were about three people aboard the bus at the time of the collision. However, none of the passengers seemed to have witnessed the collision. Officials are still looking into what caused the collision.

There are a number of reasons why pedestrian accidents occur in the city of Seattle. Some of the most common reasons include:

  • Driving under the influence
  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Failure to yield the right-of-way to the pedestrian
  • Failure to follow the rules of the road, such as stopping at a red light or stop sign
  • Dangerous roadways and intersections

Injuries that occur as a result of pedestrian accidents can be devastating. Some of the common injuries include brain injuries, spinal cord trauma, broken bones, internal injuries, and neck injuries. Death is also a common consequence of pedestrian accidents. There is no question that when a vehicle strikes a pedestrian, it is the pedestrian who suffers significant injuries because of the lack of protection.

When a fatal pedestrian accident is caused by someone’s negligence or wrongdoing, loved ones of the victim can file a wrongful death claim against the at-fault party seeking compensation for damages such as medical expenses, funeral costs, and lost future income. The experienced Seattle wrongful death attorneys at Hardwick & Pendergast P.S. have successfully represented family members of deceased car crash victims, helping them obtain the support they need to get through these difficult times. Please contact us at (888) 228-3860 to obtain more information about pursuing your legal rights.

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