Washington State Patrol officials are looking for a driver who they say caused a fatal car accident and then left the scene of the crash in Whatcom County. According to a KGMI news report, the car struck and killed and pedestrian on Blaine Road south of Lynden-Birch bay Road. Witnesses described the car as a dark-colored sedan. Authorities believe that the car may have front-end damage.
Leaving the scene of any traffic accident is a serious crime in Washington State, especially if another individual has been seriously injured or killed. According to the Revised Code of Washington Section 46.52.020: “A driver of any vehicle involved in an accident resulting in the injury to or death of any person or involving striking the body of a deceased person shall immediately stop such vehicle at the scene of such accident or as close thereto as possible but shall then forthwith return to, and in every event remain at, the scene of such accident until he or she has fulfilled the requirements of subsection (3) of this section; every such stop shall be made without obstructing traffic more than is necessary.”
As in this case, Washington pedestrian accidents can cause serious personal injuries including traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, paralysis and even death. It is the responsibility of a motorist who has struck a pedestrian to stop immediately and get prompt medical attention for the victim. It could make the difference between someone dying and surviving an accident. Motorists have this responsibility irrespective of whose fault the accident was.
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