Man dies after being hit by car in Kent pedestrian accident

A Des Moines man has died of the injuries he sustained in a Kent pedestrian accident on Sunday morning reports The Seattle Times.

According to the report, the man had been involved in a single-car rollover accident and was walking near the intersection of State Route 516 and Meeker Street when he was hit by a vehicle going eastbound on SR516. The pedestrian accident occurred around 5:30am.
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The injured pedestrian was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle where he succumbed to his injuries.

The car that struck the man had a green light but the 29-year-old driver was arrested for investigation of driving under the influence. He was booked into King County Jail on suspicion of involuntary vehicular homicide.

The investigation will determine what caused the Des Moines to lose control of his vehicle. He may have been under the influence of alcohol or he may have been disoriented after the accident which may have been a factor in the pedestrian accident.

In Washington State, the legal limit for alcohol consumption is 0.08%. Washington State Vehicle Code.

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 and motor vehicle accidents and the family of those killed.

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