The seattletimes.com reported in an article on February 22, 2009 that an unidentified 44 year old pedestrian was hit by a Sound Transit bus. The pedestrian accident in Washington happened at the intersection of Pacific and Wetmore Avenue just before 5 p.m. It was not known if the man was in the crosswalk when he was struck. Police investigators will be looking at an on board bus camera to try to determine what happened. The injured pedestrian was taken to Providence Hospital and later airlifted to Harborview.
Whether you are a child or an adult, ride a school bus or metro bus, you may be at risk for serious bus accident related injuries. If you have been involved in a car accident in Washington involving a bus, you may experience a variety of injuries, such as cuts and bruises, bone fractures, head injuries, and other serious injuries. The bus company may be held liable for your injuries and may compensate you for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, and other accident-related costs.
In the United States and average of 1000 innocent pedestrians are injured every day by negligent drivers of motor vehicles. Injuries sustained included broken bones, paralysis, brain injuries, coma and death. Negligent and unsafe drivers must be responsible for injuries that are inflicted on others. Unfortunately children account for most pedestrians injured by a motor vehicle. In fact, children under the age of four account for nearly 40 percent of pedestrian-injury related deaths. If you have children, now is the time to discuss pedestrian safety.
If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a Seattle pedestrian accident involving a bus, the lawyers at the Bernard Law Group can assist you. Do not take on these powerful entities by yourself. The Bernard Law Group has a team of aggressive and experienced Seattle personal injury lawyers devoted exclusively to representing injury and accident victims. Please call 1-800-418-8282 for a free consultation.