A hit-and-run crash in Spokane injured one person on August 7, 2018. Police are still looking for the driver involved in this recent accident.
According to The Spokesman-Review, this crash happened at the intersection of Riverside Avenue and Lincoln Street at 3PM. Allegedly, one eastbound van sped through a red light on Riverside and slammed into a sedan headed north on Lincoln. After this initial crash, eyewitnesses say the van driver struck at least two other vehicles before he got out of his vehicle and fled the scene.
Firefighters had to extricate the sedan driver from her vehicle before transporting her to a local hospital. Thankfully, she is expected to survive her injuries.
There was one passenger in the van who remained on the scene of this crash. Police are now working with this passenger to find the driver involved in this hit-and-run.
Hit-And-Runs Rising Across The USA
A recent report out of AAA discovered that hit-and-run accidents have been rising over the past few years. In fact, 2016 was highest on record for US hit-and-run fatalities with almost 2,050 traffic deaths. These fatality figures are 60 percent higher than in 2009 and the highest on record since AAA started keeping track of hit-and-runs.
Pedestrians and cyclists were far more likely to die in a hit-and-run collision compared with other motorists. AAA reports that 65 percent of those killed in hit-and-runs were either pedestrians or bicyclists. Some of the states with the highest rates of hit-and-run fatalities include New Mexico, Florida, and Louisiana.
Washington State Law clearly states that any driver involved in “an accident resulting in the injury to or death of any person or involving striking the body of a deceased person shall immediately stop such vehicle at the scene of the accident.” To read Washington State’s full hit-and-run policy, check out the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 46.52.020.
CCD Law: Help After A Hit-And-Run
Whether you were injured while in a vehicle, walking down the street, or riding a bike or motorcycle, you deserve justice after a hit-and-run crash. Over the years, the lawyers at Crary, Clark, Domanico, & Chuang, P.S. have worked with many clients injured in hit-and-run collisions. Even if the police can’t catch the negligent driver in your case, you should still give our offices a call for a consultation.
Insurance companies are notorious for giving hit-and-run crash victims less than what they deserve. In your hour of need, you need a trained car accident lawyer from CCD Law who can fight for your rights.
All calls to CCD Law are free and confidential, so never hesitate to get in contact with us if you have legal questions. You can reach our offices at (509) 926-4900.