Pedestrian Accident

Seattle Police: Road Rage Behind Pike Place Market Accident

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An incident involving three vehicles rocked Pike Place Market Sunday night, causing injuries and stoking the embers of the fiery debate over traffic access through Seattle’s original farmers market. Seattle police told news outlets that after a van driver and an SUV driver got into an argument as they tried to enter onto Pike Place, …

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Pedestrian Accidents On The Rise Across Washington State

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People across the state of Washington are dying while crossing the street at alarming rates, state traffic officials say. As a matter of fact, officials registered an increase in pedestrian accidents during the pandemic.  In 2002, data from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC) shows, there were 70 deadly pedestrian accidents reported across the state. …

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Deadly Tacoma Pedestrian Accident Reminds Us To Use Caution To Avoid Injury

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A fatal traffic accident involving a pedestrian that took place in Tacoma last Tuesday was the 3rd fatality that day in Pierce County, officials said. According to Washington State Patrol (WSP) troopers who responded to the scene, the pedestrian was in the middle of the northbound lane of Interstate 5 trying to jump in front …

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Seattle Sees Record Uptick In Traffic Deaths, Pedestrians Most Vulnerable

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During a September meeting with the Levy to Move Seattle Oversight Committee, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) Vision Zero team stated that Seattle had registered 21 deadly traffic accidents in 2021. By December 31st, they estimate, the number could rise to 35. The last time Seattle saw 35 deadly traffic accidents was in 2005.  …

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Self-Driving Car Testing In Seattle Under Fire From Safety Advocates

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Self-driving technology is still not widely available, but companies like Amazon are trying to change that. In order to develop their autonomous car technology, however, these firms need to have their vehicles tested. After Amazon announced it would be using downtown Seattle as testing grounds for its self-driving technology firm Zoox, transportation-safety advocates expressed concern. …

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Avoid Pedestrian Accidents This Halloween

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Halloween is just around the corner and as such, families all across the state of Washington have begun to prepare for the celebration.  While most U.S. drivers expect to see trick-or-treaters walking in the dark during the scary holiday, official statistics show that, every year, children are injured in accidents while celebrating.  According to research …

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Pedestrians Killed In Seattle Train Accident

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A South Seattle pedestrian accident involving the light rail train resulted in two deaths, prompting the temporary closure of the train service.    Seattle law enforcement officials said that the train struck and killed two pedestrians at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Way South and South Alaska Street Friday evening. The pedestrians were allegedly …

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