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Pedestrian Struck by Bus in Seattle

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on June 14, 2013

Seattle Pedestrian InjuryA 43-year-old man was injured in Seattle after a Metro bus struck him. According to a KIRO-TV news report, the bus accident occurred in the 200 block of Pike Street in downtown Seattle. The area near Third Avenue and Pike Street is a common location for accidents because of the amount of pedestrian traffic, the report states. The victim was transported to a nearby medical center with non-life-threatening injuries. It is unclear what caused the crash, but accident investigators were called to the scene.

Even bus drivers with impeccable driving records can become involved in an injury accident. After a Washington bus accident has occurred, it is important to review every aspect of the crash. Investigators will have to search for answers to a number of questions, including:

  • Was the bus driver distracted by something at the time of the crash?
  • Did the driver fail to check the mirrors on the bus before changing lanes or entering traffic?
  • Was the bus driver fully qualified to operate the bus?
  • When was the bus last inspected? Was it properly maintained?
  • Was speed, fatigue, alcohol, or roadway condition a contributing factor in the crash?
  • Did the bus driver fail to properly yield the right-of-way?

Depending on the findings of the investigation, victims may be able to seek compensation for their medical bills, pain and suffering, and other related damages. An experienced bus accident attorney will know how to hold the bus driver, the bus company, or other potentially liable parties accountable for all of the victim’s losses.

If you or a loved one has been hurt in a Washington bus accident, please call Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. at (888) 228-3860. Our knowledgeable bus accident lawyers will protect your rights while holding the at-fault party accountable for your losses.

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