Pedestrian vs. Motorist and the city of Seattle
Pedestrian crossing the roadway in a marked crosswalk with a large pedestrian crossing sign with blinking yellow lights at 10th and Jackson was struck and killed by a vehicle. The pedestrian’s wife and adult daughter sued the driver of the vehicle for negligence and the city of Seattle for failure to maintain the crosswalk in a reasonably safe condition. The city paid $2.75 million and the driver’s insurer paid its $300,000 policy limits to settle the case. Underinsured motorist insurance carrier paid its $100,000 underinsured motorist policy limits.