We need a vulnerable users law in Washington, which died in the State Senate last year.
Here is more from the SRTC Blog:
There's been another case of a car in the right lane stopping to let a pedestrian cross the road, then a car in the next lane hitting the walker. That's what happened yesterday when a Gonzaga University student tried to cross busy Mission Avenue at Astor Street.
The woman allegedly was knocked out of her shoes and landed nearly 70 feet away from where she was hit. She suffered serious injuries and was taken to a local hospital, but her condition isn't clear today.
The driver of the minivan that hit her has not been cited at this point.