Spokane, Washington – Man Dies from Injuries in Hit-and-Run on the I-90Request Free Consultation
Spokane, Washington (September 10, 2019) – A man died from injuries sustained in a hit-and-run on the Interstate 90 near the Hamilton Street exit on Tuesday night. The victim, identified as Yannel D. Mignonsin from Cheney, was taken to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The driver did not stop at the scene and police are currently looking for more information on the suspect.
According to the report, the victim was in the westbound lanes of the highway when he was struck around 10:45 p.m. Investigators believe that the involved vehicle is a 2005 to 2010 gray Volkswagen Jetta, likely with front and side mirror damage.
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.