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Seattle, Washington – Man Dies from Injuries After Getting Struck by Truck

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Posted on October 10, 2019

Seattle, Washington (October 8, 2019) – A man passed away from injuries sustained in an accident involving a truck on the Goodwill store at 6th Avenue South and South Holgate Street. The man had been pinned to the side of the store by the truck trailer, and was taken to Harborview Medical Center after getting rescued, where he died. The identity of the victim has not yet been released.

The accident happened on Tuesday morning, with crews responding to the scene before 10:45 a.m. According to investigators the truck had backed into loading dock when it apparently struck the man who was in the bushes next to the building. Police have said that the man was not a store employee and it is currently not known why he was in the area. The truck driver has been evaluated and found to be not impaired at the time. Investigation on the case is still ongoing.

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.