Truck accidents unfortunately happen more often than we expect. And because of the size of these vehicles, the impact is sometimes even greater, putting other vehicles and pedestrians in great danger.
As personal injury attorneys we have handled countless truck accidents that resulted in serious injuries. Others resulted in fatalities. Regardless of what happens in the end, it’s important that truck drivers understand that the risks are too great and that they should not ignore them.
A recent accident involving a truck in another state has concerned us because of the victim. According to the reports, a pickup truck crashed into a pedestrian while in a parking lot late Thursday afternoon. As a result, the victim suffered deadly injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
While the details regarding this accident weren’t readily available, it’s important that truck drivers remember that their vehicles are large, heavy, and the slightest collision may lead to serious injuries.
We are saddened to have learned that a pedestrian was killed in this accident and hope the victim’s family are getting the support and help they need in this time of grief.
Washington drivers and pedestrians must do all in their power to avoid accidents by following road rules, making sure the road is clear before attempting to cross, and avoiding distractions by all means.
Drivers must remember that distracted driving can lead to major accidents as it may cause the driver to ignore what is going on in their surroundings and right before their eyes.
Pedestrians should also do all in their power to avoid accidents. Do not wear headphones as a pedestrian, especially while crossing the street.
For more on this accident, follow this link. To avoid similar occurrences, follow the safety tips we shared and remember, cyclists, pedestrians, and motorcycle rides are more vulnerable. As drivers, we must do our part to secure our fellow men.