Lawsuit Filed Against Microsoft Connector Shuttle
Seattle, WA (Law Firm Newswire) May 14 25, 2019 – A pedestrian accident lawsuit has been filed against Microsoft Corporation and The City of Redmond on behalf of a 30-year-old woman that was hit by a Microsoft Connector shuttle in Redmond, WA in February 2016.
Seattle personal injury attorney Chris Davis represents the victim and filed the complaint for damages in King County Superior Court (19 2 04219 2 SEA) in February of 2019.
According to the complaint, at approximately 6:46 p.m. on February 26, 2016, the female pedestrian was lawfully walking in a marked crosswalk at the intersection located at Northeast 40th Street and South 148th Street in Redmond on the perimeter of Microsoft’s corporate campus.
A Ford passenger van registered to MV Public Transportation, Inc. driven by Harold A. Vallee and contracted by Microsoft Corporation to operate the Microsoft Connector turned left onto NE 40th Street from 148th Ave NE, failed to yield to the pedestrian and struck her.
The impact caused the pedestrian to be thrown far into the street and sustain serious bodily injuries as a result of the collision. She suffered four fractures to her spine as well as injuries to her pelvis.
Nearby street lamps were not operational, making the crossing area dark and difficult for motorists to see pedestrians. Although it was dark outside at the time of the collision the police report notes, “there were no street lights on…”
Prior to the date of the accident, the City of Redmond and/or Microsoft Corporation had notice that there were no working street lights at intersection. The City of Redmond and/or Microsoft failed to take the necessary corrective actions to make the roadway street lighting operational and safe for pedestrians and motorists.
“The Microsoft Connector bus driver had a duty to safely operate the vehicle and yield to pedestrians. However, the City of Redmond also has a duty to properly maintain street lights,” said attorney Chris Davis. He went on to say, “street lights help to create a nighttime environment in which people and drivers can quickly and accurately identify objects and pedestrians. The operation and maintenance of street lights is critical to public safety.”
Defendants: MV Public Transportation, Inc.; Harold A. Vallee (Shuttle Driver); City of Redmond; and Microsoft Corporation.
Docket: 19 2 04219 2 SEA
Court: Superior Court of King County for Washington
Lawsuit Filed: 2/14/2019
Trial Date Scheduled For: 02/10/2020
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