Seattle, WA (November 5, 2023) – A major motor vehicle accident reported in the Belltown section of Seattle claimed one person’s life while leaving a dozen more injured. The accident occurred at around 3:30 p.m. on November 4.
Reports from the Seattle Police Department show that a King County Metro bus and a red sedan collided in the area of 5th Avenue and Battery Street. The impact of the crash caused the bus to go off the roadway and run over a pedestrian before striking a building. The red sedan also went off the roadway and struck a building. The driver had to be extricated. The man was transported to Harborview Medical Center for emergency care.
One person sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash. The victim was identified as a female pedestrian. Eleven additional victims were injured. The victims were transported to area hospitals for emergency care.
At this time, the incident is being investigated.
We hope the injured victims recover quickly.
Our sympathies are with the family of the woman who died in this accident.
Annually, over 63,000 bus accidents are reported in the United States, often resulting in a significant number of injuries due to their capacity to carry numerous passengers. Bus accidents frequently involve negligence, making them particularly devastating. Many drivers lack the qualifications to operate these vehicles safely, leading to irresponsible decisions on the road. Common causes of bus accidents include failure to yield, running red lights, and driver distractions.
Regrettably, fatalities are not uncommon in these devastating accidents, leaving families to deal with the sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one. This can be an immensely challenging task as families are often forced to deal with overwhelming mental, emotional, and financial challenges. If you have lost a family member due to a fatal accident caused by another driver’s negligence, it’s vital to contact a bus accident attorney as soon as possible to ensure your rights are protected. They can help you explore your case and potential legal options to aid your family in moving forward.
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