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A 56 year old Bothell woman was killed when she was hit by an out-of-control truck just after getting off a bus in Kenmore.

It was about 4 p.m. Tuesday when the out-of-control truck hit a nearby front-loader and then slammed into a group of pedestrians, killing Kathy Cook and injuring seven other people.

Witness Brian Stambuk said he was behind the front-loader at the traffic light. When the light turned green the front-loader entered the intersection to turn left and was struck by a water supply truck, he said.

The truck then careened onto the sidewalk and struck several pedestrians who had just gotten off a bus, before smashing into the traffic light pole.

Crash survivors said that there was nothing they could do to help the killed woman.

Washington law allows the families of victims of fatal accidents to bring “wrongful death” lawsuits against the at-fault party or parties. However, these same laws contain many procedural requirements which are difficult if not impossible for the ordinary person to understand and maneuver. It is important to consult an experienced attorney in order to guide your family through these requirements during such a difficult time.

For more information on this subject, please refer to our section on Car and Motorcycke Accidents.

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