On June 24, 2009, a Seattle man was killed in a pedestrian accident suspected to have been caused by a light-shaded bus that left the scene of the incident without offering assistance. Police are in search of any information from the public regarding the details of the tragic hit-and-run crash in hopes of finding those responsible for the innocent man’s death. It is possible that the accident was recorded by a security camera on the east side of the Seattle Metropolitan Tower. In a recently released police statement, it was discussed that police officers have contacted building management in hopes of acquiring the footage and possibly identify the vehicle responsible for the accident.
If anyone within the downtown Seattle area has any information or recognizes a light-colored bus, which resembles a tour bus, with a dark stripe or dark tinted windows, please don’t hesitate to notify police at 1-800-222-TIPS with any information you may have that could help lead to finding to suspected accident vehicle.
Although it is unclear at this time what exactly caused the pedestrian accident in Seattle, it serves as an example of the immense devastation one moment of negligence can cause. Wrongful death cases such as these are especially difficult for families to endure because wrongful death incidents often leave those closest to the decedent feeling confused and without any sense of closure regarding the loss of their loved one.
With its efforts in increasing the number of new sidewalks, the Seattle Department of Transportation is taking the steps needed to ensure that pedestrian safety has been fully taken into consideration and is vastly improved over the current situation. As Seattle personal injury attorneys at the Bernard Law Group, we commend the city’s effort, and hope that everything possible is being done to make Seattle’s streets safer for pedestrians.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, whether it was caused by a hit-and-run driver, an auto, truck, or motorcycle, our experienced Seattle pedestrian accident attorneys can assist you in seeking compensation for expenses associated with your injuries. Call the Bernard Law Group today at 1-800-418-8282 for a free consultation.