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Everett, Washington – Child in Dies from Injuries From Getting Struck by Vehicle

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Posted on October 21, 2019

Everett, Washington (October 18, 2019) – Update: We are sorry to report that the victim in this incident has passed away from her injuries. The victim has been identified as Zoe Nadykto, and the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office has determined that she died of blunt force injuries. The victim had been struck by a car on the 10700 block of 7th Avenue Southeast on Friday afternoon. She had been transported to Providence Regional Medical Center in critical condition.

According to the report from the Everett Police Department, the incident happened around 4:40 p.m. in a private driveway. The driver reportedly did not see the child as they were turning the corner. Police have said that that the incident does not appear to involve drugs, alcohol or reckless driving.

About Pedestrian Accidents

We offer our sympathies and compassion for the friends and loved ones of the victim. 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.