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Pedestrian Killed in Dangerous Downtown Corner

A 48-year-old woman who was struck by a car in Belltown died from subsequent injuries Monday night.

The woman was walking across the intersection from Second Avenue onto Bell, at 6:45 p.m. when a car turned right when she was signaled with a green light.

“Witnesses thought Grant had only minor injuries, but she was taken to Harborview Medical Center and died Tuesday from injuries to her head and body, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s office,” according to news reports.

The corner where she was killed is a dangerous area. It is tree-shaded and a place where petty crimes often occur, according to news reports.

As a Seattle personal injury attorney, I’m saddened to hear about this woman’s death. I hope the city is able to make some immediate improvements to the area and make it safer for pedestrians. The city plans to transform he area this summer with a $2.5 million city project to add parklike mini-boulevard, with lights, play structures, plants and wider sidewalks.  Approximately nine pedestrians a year are killed when they are hit by cars in Seattle, according to news reports. If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, contact a Seattle personal injury lawyer.