The Washington State Patrol is looking for a vehicle that hit and killed a 54-year-old Blaine man as he walked on Highway 548 early Saturday morning near Blaine around 2:50am reports Seattle’s KOMO News.com.
It is the responsibility of every motorist to stop and render aid and accept responsibility for their part in any vehicle accident. In Western Washington there have been numerous of incidences of hit and run driving. Nearly one in five pedestrians, or 18%, of all pedestrians killed by vehicles are hit-and-run reports The U.S. Department of Transportation. Hit and Run charges are often accompanied by a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) charge.
The most common reasons drivers hit and run are:
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, driving distracted or driving tired
- Driving without a valid license — this is often the case of an illegal immigrant, an un-insured motorist, an uninsured driver or a driver with a revoked or suspended license
- Driving that is prohibited by law including street racing or driving a stolen vehicle
- Driving aggressively or road rage
- Driving without a conscience — an amoral person
- Driving at a young age where the driver does not have a developed conscience or impulse control
This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured in pedestrian accidents or motor vehicle accidents and the family of those killed.