Everett, Washington – Pedestrian Struck Several Times by CarsRequest Free Consultation
Everett, Washington (May 2, 2019) – A pedestrian was struck by multiple vehicles on southbound Interstate 5 just south of State Route 526 around 4 a.m. on early Thursday morning. The current condition of the victim has not been provided. The events leading up to the accident is also unclear at the time of writing.
Responding to the scene was the Washington State Patrol fire and medics. The accident caused lanes to be blocked, but as of 7:45 a.m. on the same day they have been opened.
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.