A fatal pedestrian vs. semi truck accident in Kennewick occurred last week when a young woman was attempting to cross a busy street. She was first hit by a semi truck and then hit by a car that was following the semi. It has been reported that she died at the scene. This wrongful death is just one of many that has happened recently in the Tri-Cities area. Parke Gordon Law Firm of Tri-Cities would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone to be safe walking or riding a bicycle after dark. With the Winter months upon us, many people are still out after dark. Drivers need to be more cautious to avoid potential pedestrian accidents and bicycle accidents or even a wrongful death.
Tips to Avoid Pedestrian or Bicycle Accidents After Dark
If you are going to be walking around or riding a bike after dark, keep in mind that drivers have a limited line of vision after dark. Often times the only form of light for vehicles is the car’s headlights. Depth and peripheral vision is also worsened due to poor or limited light. Here are some tips to remember to avoid an accident after dark.
- Stay on well-lit streets even if it means making your route longer.
- Add reflective gear to your bike.
- Wear reflective gear or at very least bright/light colored clothing that is more visible.
- Take extra lights. At very least, shine the flashlight on a smartphone device while crossing the street so drivers can easily see you.
Personal Injury Attorneys Tri-Cities, WA
If you’ve been injured in a semi truck accident, car accident, bicycle accident or have experienced the loss of a love one due to wrongful death, contact the professional lawyers at Parke Gordon Law Firm to handle your case. Our attorneys believe every client deserves fair representation, not just big insurance companies with deep pockets. Let us help you deal with the insurance companies, medical bills, lost wages, and property damages resulting from a motorcycle accident. We’ll fight to get you every penny you deserve. No attorney fees will be collected until we settle. Call the Parke Gordon law office in Tri-Cities now for a free consultation.
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Tri-Cities, Washington Law Office
Our Tri-Cities, Washington law office provides legal services to injury clients in and surrounding Tri-Cities, including clients injured in accidents in Kennewick, Pasco, and Richland, Washington. Visit or call our Tri-Cities office now.8905 W Gage Blvd, #200 Kennewick, WA 99336 Phone:(509) 582-7274