A 70-year-old wheel-chair bound man is in serious condition at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after he was hit by a pickup truck while on a sidewalk near Lynnwood.
The pedestrian accident occurred in the 15000 block of Highway 99 just north of Lynnwood according to the Herald of Everett.
Washington State troopers say it appears that the man in the wheelchair was hit while crossing a parking lot entrance when a 59-year-old Edmonds man failed to provide a proper lookout when he pulled into parking lot in his pickup truck.
Troopers are investigating the accident and may cite the pickup truck driver.
It is unclear why the pickup trucker did not see the wheelchair-bound man.
Pedestrian accidents injured more than 100,000 and kill approximately 5,900 every year. Statistically, the elderly, the handicapped and young children are more apt to be the victims in pedestrian accidents.
The major causes of pedestrian accidents include:
- failing to yield to the pedestrian
- failing to come to a full stop at a red light or stop sign
- failing to stop at a crosswalk
- failing to stop before turning right on red
- failing to keep a proper lookout
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 the family of those who have died. With our help, you may recover compensation for your damages.