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A man trying to walk across Aurora Avenue North was hit and killed by a vehicle Friday night. The man, in his mid-50s, apparently was jaywalking near North 115th Street when he was hit at about 9 p.m. by a female driver, according to Seattle Police. The man was not using a nearby crosswalk, police said.

Washington is what’s called a pure comparative fault state. Even if the injured person was partially at fault for their injuries, they are still allowed to recover. Some states have harsher laws that prohibit a person who was partially at fault from recovering anything.

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