Pedestrian Accident

Why Do Seattle Child Pedestrian Accidents Happen?

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on September 27, 2016

As parents, the health and well-being of our children is our utmost priority. That’s why the thought of an accident striking a child unexpectedly always hits close to home. Unfortunately, child pedestrians are at increasing risk of crosswalk accidents. With the steady increase of cars on the road, the number of pedestrian accidents and fatalities in Washington State has been on the rise the past few years. Read the rest »

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Seattle Winter Weather Pedestrian Safety Tips

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on March 4, 2016

Many doctors recommend walking as a low-impact way to improve your health. When a slip and fall or other accident occurs, however, walking can cause serious injury instead of making you healthier. Experienced Seattle winter pedestrian accident attorneys have seen many pedestrians injured in conditions that result from winter weather. Here are several ways to keep yourself safer while still enjoying fresh air on your travels:

Use the sidewalk whenever possible.

Stick to the sidewalks, even if it means walking through snow. If you have no choice but to walk in the street, walk facing into traffic and as close to the curb as possible. Cars and trucks may slip on snow or ice and hit you even if the drivers are watching, so work out a route that doesn’t require you to walk in the street. Read the rest »

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Pedestrians Struck Near SeaTac

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on February 10, 2016

One man was killed and another pedestrian was injured in a Washington car accident, which officials believe involved a drunk driver. The fatal pedestrian accident occurred in the 15000 block of Military Road South in Tukwila. Officials say the pedestrians were in a dark, but well-populated area where pedestrians regularly cross back and forth outside the crosswalks. One of the victims was rushed to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition and later died. The female driver failed a field sobriety test. She was arrested on suspicion of vehicular homicide. Read the rest »

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Pedestrian Seriously Injured in Seattle Crash

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on December 11, 2015

Pedestrian AccidentsA woman in her 60s has suffered serious injuries in a pedestrian accident. According to a Seattle Times news report, the car accident happened on the north side of Northeast 79th Street in Redmond. Officials say the woman sustained critical injuries in the crash. The driver who struck her remained at the scene. Police believe the wet conditions may have contributed to the crash. Read the rest »

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Lynnwood Street Crash Claims Life of Local Pedestrian

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on December 9, 2015

Pedestrian AccidentA pedestrian crossing 200th Street SW in Lynnwood recently lost his life when he was hit by a driver who did not see him until it was too late. According to witnesses, an elderly man wearing very dark clothing was attempting to cross the street when the vehicle struck him. He was pronounced dead at the scene.   Read the rest »

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Top Causes of Fatal Pedestrian Crashes in Washington

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on August 13, 2015

Seattle Pedestrian AccidentsWith business booming in Seattle and other Washington cities, people are flocking to these areas. This doesn’t just mean more bikes and cars on the road, but more pedestrians as well. Although walking can be good exercise and help reduce your environmental impact, it can also pose many risks.  Distracted or careless drivers can easily cause an accident that leaves a pedestrian seriously injured. Read the rest »

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Woman Killed Crossing Interstate 90 On Foot

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on July 21, 2015

Pedestrian Struck Crossing I-90According to a KOMO News, a woman was struck and killed by a car while trying to cross Interstate 90 on foot earlier this month. For reasons not entirely clear, the 56 year old female truck driver had pulled over near the site of another accident before she exited her vehicle and stepped into traffic. Police and witnesses speculate that the woman had witnessed the other crash and was attempting to offer assistance or speak to the State Trooper who was attending to the accident. Read the rest »

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Man Pushing Stroller Struck by Car

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on June 2, 2015

Pedestrian Injury Lawyer SeattleA man in his 30s was injured in a Seattle car accident when a red SUV pinned him and his child against a wall. According to a King 5 news report, the pedestrian accident occurred at Western Avenue and Madison Street in Seattle. Officials say the man was pushing a stroller when the SUV backed up over the sidewalk while parallel parking and struck him. The driver’s shoe allegedly got stuck under the brake and the vehicle kept going. The father and the child did not suffer life-threatening injuries.

Pedestrians tend to suffer injuries in relation to the speed of the vehicle involved in the collision. According to a recent AAA Foundation study, the risk of severe injury for pedestrians reaches only 10 percent at an impact speed of 16 miles per hour, but there is a 50 percent risk of severe injury at 31 miles per hour. Therefore, faster moving vehicles tend to cause the most damage. Read the rest »

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Pedestrian Struck by Drunk Driver in West Seattle

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on April 7, 2015

Seattle Crosswalk LawyerA 55-year-old man was seriously injured in a Seattle car accident that may have involved a drunk driver. According to a news report in The West Seattle Herald, the pedestrian accident occurred at S.W. 102 St. and 16 Ave S.W. in White Center. The authorities have not released information regarding the specifics of the crash. The pedestrian has been listed in critical condition at Harborview Medical Center. Officials have charged the 50-year-old female driver with DUI and vehicular assault.

Drunk driving remains a serious problem in the state of Washington. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 457 fatalities suffered in Washington State car accidents in the year 2011 of which only 60 percent did not involve alcohol. About six percent of all fatal car accidents statewide that year involved alcohol below the legal limit and 34 percent of fatal crashes involved drivers with a BAC over .08 percent. Read the rest »

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Pedestrian Killed in Renton Car Accident

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on January 5, 2015

A man was killed in a King County car accident when a car struck him in the roadway. According to a news report in The Seattle Times, the fatal pedestrian accident occurred at Southwest Sunset Boulevard and Rainier Avenue South in Renton. Officials say the man was crossing the road when a vehicle turned and struck him. He succumbed to his injuries at Harborview Medical Center. The driver remained at the scene. It is unclear if the motorist will face charges.

Washington State compares favorably with other states when it comes to pedestrian safety, but fatal traffic accidents are common on the busy streets of Seattle and its suburbs. Because pedestrians have nothing to protect them, they often suffer serious injuries such as brain damage, multiple bone fractures, spinal cord injuries and fatal injuries. Read the rest »

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