Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Washington on the rise in 2010.
The increases nationally reverses a 4-year trend of declines in pedestrian related deaths on roadways. it unknown why the increase happened. Some factors could include more people walking and texting at the same time, walking while intoxicated, more pedestrians listening to music while walking, or more exposure as people live more activities lifestyles.
As a Seattle pedestrian accident and Bellevue pedestrian accident lawyer I have seen how speed is usually the major contributor to fatal pedestrian accidents in Washington. Whenever you are walking near a high speed limit roadway extra caution needs to be exercised. Focus on what your doing and where you're going. Drivers traveling at higher speeds have less time to see you and react to you, so help them and yourself out by focusing on walking in a safe and predictable manner.