Man Dies from Injuries Suffered in Shoreline Hit-and-Run Collision
Weeks after being injured in a hit-and-run accident, a 60-year-old Seattle man has died from his injuries. The Seattle Times reports that the fatal pedestrian accident occurred on Aurora Avenue North in Seattle the night of February 19. Officials say he was crossing the street when a white, full-size Ford or Chevrolet struck him and drove away. He died from his injuries on February 28. The authorities are still looking for a white van that has damage to its right, front corner and a broken right headlight.
Moments after being involved in a Washington car accident, there may be a number of questions running through your head. Was it your fault? Should you call the police? How much is this going to cost me? We all know that the right thing to do is to pull over, call the police, and offer assistance to anyone who may have been injured. The fear of being arrested or of civil litigation is sometimes enough to make an at-fault driver flee the scene of the crash. However, leaving the scene of an injury crash is illegal under Washington law.
When this happens, the victim may be left on the roadway in danger of suffering further injury or harm. Hit-and-run victims are often burdened with significant expenses. Families struggle to cope with hospitalization and treatment costs. In addition, they will also have to deal with loss of income while trying to pay the bills.
Anyone who has suffered a loss in a Seattle hit-and-run accident would be well advised to discuss his or her legal rights and options with an experienced personal injury lawyer. The Seattle car accident attorneys at Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. have a long history of handling hit-and-run accidents. We provide free case evaluations at (888) 228-3860 to anyone who has suffered a loss in a Washington traffic accident.