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Man Injured in Pedestrian Collision with Seattle Metro Bus

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on January 10, 2014

Seattle Bus AccidentA 43-year-old man was recently injured while walking when a Seattle Metro bus struck him. According to a news report in The Seattle Times, the bus accident occurred at Fourth Avenue South and South Holgate Street in Seattle’s Sodo neighborhood. Officials say the Route 355 bus was attempting to make a right turn when it struck the pedestrian. He suffered a leg fracture in the accident. It is unclear who had the right-of-way or how the accident could have been prevented.

Even the safest, most experienced bus drivers can be involved in an injury accident. When this type of incident occurs, it is necessary to review every aspect of the crash. The first thing that investigators will review is who had the right-of-way. They might also review if the bus operator was distracted or if the driver simply failed to look before turning.

It is common for investigators to review the driver’s past work record as well as his or her qualifications. They may also question witnesses to the crash, examine the crash site, and check when the bus was last inspected.

Anyone who has been injured in a Seattle bus accident would be well advised to review his or her legal options. Financial compensation may be available for their medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other related damages. If you are injured in a bus accident, make sure your name is on the police report, gather contact information from everyone involved, seek immediate medical attention, and research your legal options.

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