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Bellevue, Washington – One Woman Badly Injured After Getting Struck and Pinned by a Truck at Bus Stop

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Posted on June 13, 2019

Bellevue, Washington (June 12, 2019) -A woman suffered a badly broken leg and other injuries after she was struck and pinned under a truck at a bus stop near the intersection of Northeast 8th Street and 120th Avenue Northeast. She is being treated at a hospital for her injuries.

The accident was a result of a truck driver ignoring a red light at said intersection while another car had the green light. The truck, which was also towing a boat, struck the ca as it attempted to make a turn onto a gas station. The crash caused the truck and the trailer to be pushed onto the sidewalk, where a woman was waiting at a bus stop. She was knocked onto the ground and her legs were pinned under the truck. According to police, the truck driver didn’t appear to be impaired but was potentially distracted.

About Pedestrian Accidents

Unfortunately, as shown in this case, pedestrians are at also risk while on the streets, with the National Center for Health Statistics estimating 7, 450  pedestrian deaths in 2017. Pedestrian accidents can fall under traffic or non-traffic depending on the location where they were struck. Traffic incidents happen on public roads, while non-traffic incidents occur on non-traffic areas such as driveways, parking lots and other private property. Most pedestrian deaths occur in urban settings, on urban roads (72%) versus on intersections (18%), and mostly at night. Much like motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents can happen simply because people are not as visible as other vehicles, a problem which is worse during night. And in an event of a car crash, similar to motorcycle drivers and passengers, the risk to pedestrians are greater than those inside a car, with fatality rate being 1.5 times greater than any car passenger.When it comes to risk, older adults, children, and alcohol-impaired drivers or pedestrians are at most risk in pedestrian accidents. The risk is further heightened in a situation where a vehicle is at high speed. Lately, distractions also cause accidents not only for drivers, but also pedestrians, specifically those who are using their phones while crossing the road. We urge everyone to exercise area awareness at all times and to keep their attention on the road. Avoiding accidents not only prevents loss, damage, injuries and death to one’s self, but also on other people in the surroundings.