Man waiting at Tacoma bus stop hit, severely injured by allegedly drunk driver
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Man waiting at Tacoma bus stop hit, severely injured by allegedly drunk driver

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Posted on October 11, 2020

TACOMA, WA – A man waiting at a Tacoma bus stop this afternoon suffered life-threatening injuries when he was struck by an allegedly intoxicated driver, according to KOMO News.

The accident happened in the 4400 block of E Portland Ave, near E 46th St and E 44th S, when a 24-year-old driver drove over a curb and collided with the victim, sitting at a bus stop.

The victim, a 51-year-old man, was taken to a local hospital for the treatment of severe, life-threatening injuries.

The driver is facing charges of DUI in connection with the accident.

Neither the victim nor the driver was identified in the report.

Authorities have closed part of Portland Ave for the investigation of the incident.

This is one in a series of reports provided by Caffee Accident & Injury Lawyers as a service to inform our Seattle neighbors about traffic news and accidents in the area. Many of these accidents are preventable, and we hope that by reporting on such events, we will reduce the frequency of similar incidents. However, if you or someone you know has been injured in a similar situation, contact the Tacoma pedestrian accident injury attorneys of Jeffrey R. Caffee today for a consultation. You may be able to receive compensation for lost wages, medical bills, and other expenses.