A 10-year-old Yakima girl was critically injured in a pedestrian accident as she walked to school on Monday morning in Yakima reports the Yakima Herald.com. The girl was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for treatment and she remains in critical condition.
According to the report, the girl was crossing the street at an intersection with her sisters when she was hit by a pickup truck driven by a retired Washington State Patrol sergeant, David Gotazh. Apparently Gotzh did not see the red light because of the glare of the sun.
People who are in pedestrian accidents often sustain serious injuries including head, pelvis and leg injuries. Last year there were 4,378 people killed in pedestrian accidents in the United States.
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 killed.