One man died Sunday while trying to cross a street in Lacey, according to news reports.
The man, who appeared to be in his early 60s and was reportedly walking with a cane, was carrying a bag of groceries and walking across Ruddell Road when the accident occurred.
“Witnesses say the man had just left a bus Sunday afternoon and was heading to his apartment. As he crossed Ruddell Road, he waved a northbound vehicle through and started to cross as he looked south,” according to news reports.
He began to cross and then was hit by a second vehicle heading northbound.
According to the Washington State Patrol, the driver of the northbound vehicle that struck the man had no time to stop.
So far, no charges have been filed for the collision. The accident is being investigated.
The man died at a nearby hospital from injuries sustained in the collision.
As an Everett personal injury lawyer, I’m saddened to hear about this pedestrian accident. My condolences go out to this man’s friends and family during this difficult time. I urge pedestrians to only cross the street at marked crosswalks to ensure their safety.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, contact a personal injury lawyer in Everett.