Pedestrian Accident

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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Work Zone Accident On SR 823 Claims Pedestrian’s Life

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A woman from Tri-Cities lost her life in a pedestrian accident, the Washington State Patrol (WSP) told reporters. The accident happened in a work zone, or a section of the road that was closed for construction work.   According to the reports, a 51-year-old woman from Pasco was walking on the northbound lanes of State Route …

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Fatal Pedestrian Accident On I-5 Reportedly Under Investigation

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A pedestrian accident that took place on northbound I-5 resulted in the victim’s death, news outlets have reported.  The accident, which happened on Tuesday, is still under investigation. However, it was reported that at about 1:20 p.m., a 43-year-old truck driver traveling north on I-5 saw a woman run in front of the truck from …

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Man In Wheelchair Killed In South Seattle Pedestrian Accident

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According to Seattle law enforcement, a Thursday night accident in South Seattle involving a van claimed the life of a pedestrian.  The accident report shows that a man in a wheelchair was wheeling out into the crosswalk on the north side of Rainier Avenue South at Martin Luther King Jr. Way South when a van …

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Pedestrian Accident Prevention Feature May Not Work In Some Volvo Cars

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Volvo launched a recall this week that impacts more than 120,000 vehicles. According to the Swedish automaker, the vehicles come with automatic emergency braking (AEB) systems that could fail to recognize obstacles. Because the AEB systems in the impacted vehicles are pedestrian detection-enabled, a failure to recognize obstacles means that a pedestrian accident may take …

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IIHS’s Top Safety Picks Focus On Passengers, Pedestrians

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Thanks to increasingly tough safety standards imposed by regulators at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and independent industry groups such as the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), automakers are developing safer cars for both pedestrians and passengers.  In IIHS’s latest annual auto safety report, the group highlighted these changes and encouraged automakers …

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