A 55-year old Washington State Ferries employee recently ran over a pedestrian as he was driving away from work. The ferry worker was leaving Colman Dock at approximately 7:30 a.m. and was attempting to turn right onto Alaskan Way in downtown Seattle. Police investigating the accident stated that the ferry worker may not have seen the pedestrian as he approached from the right. The pedestrian, a 50-year old male, was rushed to Harborivew Medical Center where he was listed in critical condition.
The driver of the vehicle is an engineer on the Kaleetan ferry that runs between Bremerton and Seattle. More information about the accident is available at the following site. Ferry Engineer Runs Over Pedestrian.
A key question in any personal injury lawsuit is whether the defendant was in the course of his employment at the time of the accident. If the answer is yes, the defendant and his employer may both be liable for the plaintiff’s injuries.