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10-year-old Injured in Hit-and-Run

Lilibeth Ramirez2 years ago

According to Reuters, the Seattle Police Department is investigating a hit-and-run that occurred on Tuesday evening.

About the Seattle Pedestrian Accident

An unidentified girl was crossing a street south of downtown when a Chevrolet sport utility vehicle struck her.

After falling to the ground, the girl was hit by a second vehicle, an Acura sedan. Both vehicles reportedly sped away while bystanders assisted the victim.

When police arrived on scene, the girl was “still on the ground with critical injuries” and was rushed to a hospital immediately afterwards. 

Walking in the United States

  • The 2014 Benchmarking Report has ranked Seattle as the 2nd safest city for pedestrians and bicyclists.
  • For every 10,000 commuters, Boston experiences 0.9 pedestrian fatalities compared to Jacksonville’s 41.6, the highest and lowest for the nation.
  • When asked if they had published goals to decrease pedestrian fatalities, six states responded “no”.
  • There has, however, been a steady decrease in pedestrian deaths since 1980, from 35.5 to 14.2 per million.

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