Unfortunately, accidents can happen at any time to anyone. Pedestrians are often the most vulnerable to serious and fatal injuries, especially if a driver is distracted or under the influence of alcohol.
According to recent reports, a pedestrian was admitted in the hospital with serious injury after a truck crashed into her at a bus stop, trapping her under it. The woman was sitting on the bench at the bus stop, waiting for her RapidRide B line bus to arrive, while the unfortunate crash happened. Bellevue police arrested the driver of the truck, a 33-year-old man, for vehicular assault charge and ruled out the man was impaired.
The accident happened during the afternoon near the intersection of Northeast 8th Street and 120th Avenue Northeast. According to reports, the truck driver was hauling a boat and was trying to make a left turn at a traffic stop at Northeast 8th Street and 120th Avenue Northeast when he pulled into oncoming traffic and got struck by a car. The collision pushed the truck and boat onto the sidewalk, slamming into the woman sitting at the bus stop. According to police, the car had the right of way and the truck driver was at fault..
Most serious or fatal motor vehicle accidents are the outcome of some form of reckless driving. If a person drives unlawful and unsafe, ignoring the safety of fellow motorists and pedestrians, the person may be held liable for damages or injuries caused by such acts. A lawsuit or criminal prosecution can be filed on the basis of the person’s conduct and course of action. Victims of such accidents can sue for personal injuries and claim compensation for damages to their vehicle or property, cost of hospital bills, lost wages and court expenses incurred from the driver or insurers.