Justus Sharp suffered severe injuries when he was hit by a car on Friday, January 31 in Bellingham. Law enforcement personnel reported that at approximately 7:23 p.m. local time, Mr. Sharp was tragically struck by 19-year-old Noah Jordan, who was driving a 2003 four-door Hardtop. The incident occurred in the area of East Maple Street and Samish Way when, law enforcement said, the motorist had been speeding through the intersection and reportedly failed to yield to the pedestrian in a crosswalk.
Paramedics got to at the site of the incident quickly and took the victim to a local Bellingham area hospital where he is being administered treatment for severe injuries, law enforcement added.
AUTO-PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION
Based on data from the official report by Bellingham city authorities, the motorist was driving over the speed limit and failed to yield the right of way to the pedestrian. The Bellingham Police Department will investigate the incident and Noah Jordan could be cited or criminally charged as a result.
This terrible tragedy highlights the hazards that pedestrians are faced with in the busy areas of the US.
WASHINGTON PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS
Awaiting an official investigation, Justus Sharp and his loved ones could be entitled to a personal injury claim. Family members of personal injury or wrongful death victims might pursue damages for loss of companionship, pain and suffering, and emotional distress after a horrible or tragic incident such as this terrible accident.
Torklaw’s legal analysts are experienced in wrongful death and personal injury accidents. We have the resources needed to handle cases just like this one. Should you or a loved one need help, we are available and would love to talk.