Richland, WA (11/03/2019) – Sunday morning, around 6:20 am, a Pasco man attempted to cross the Richland bypass Highway and a car struck him. The crash occurred north of Van Giesen.
Police identified the victim as Leo Gerhard, 28. Mr. Gerhard walked across the eastbound lanes of the Bypass Highway when a Ford Fusion struck and killed him. He died of his injuries before they could transport him to a hospital.
The driver of the Ford, Luke Bultena, received no injuries in the collision. Eastbound lanes of traffic closed so investigators could work the scene. There have been no announced penalties for the driver.
Kapuza Lighty expresses its deepest condolences to all those affected by this tragic accident. Fatal pedestrian accidents are commonly tragic and need a lot of time for investigation. Once the fault is determined and the cause of the crash understood, the responsible party can be held accountable.
If you or a loved one were the victims in a pedestrian accident, it is important to contact a personal injury lawyer to help you evaluate your options. Call (509) 866-4166 or contact us online to discuss your personal injury case.
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