At least six people were hospitalized due to a pedestrian accident in a busy downtown Seattle street. A shuttle van drove into a crowd of people and then the van then crashed into a department store window. The driver reportedly suffered from a medical emergency which caused the pedestrian accident to occur. Several onlookers ran to the scene to help the victims who were injured until medical assistance could arrive. Authorities reported that driver of the van and a pedestrian who was injured by the department store glass were also taken to the hospital. They also reported that the driver will undergo toxicology tests.
Pedestrian accidents occur every eight minutes in the United States. They can range from slips, trips, falls and being struck by a vehicle or a bicycle. Being hit by a vehicle is the third most common pedestrian accident in the U.S. and is a scary statistic. Injuries caused by these accidents can be expensive, stressful and life changing. It is always important to contact an experienced personal injury attorney if you have been involved in a pedestrian accident. An attorney will investigate your case and help determine if you can pursue legal action for your injuries.
Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC is a St. Louis based law firm that specializes in personal injury law. Our talented team of attorneys work and communicate closely with each of our clients to help alleviate any stress. We are dedicated to helping our clients get the care and compensation they deserve. Please call us today if you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident. We offer no-obligation consultations to discuss your injuries. Make your appointment today at our St. Louis office and let us help you on the road to recovery.