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No charges for person who killed man walking his dog in a Kirkland crosswalk

Prosecutors for the City of Kirkland will not pursue any charges against the woman who struck and killed Kyle Warnick while he walked his dog in a city crosswalk September 15. He was 43. On a YouCaring page, family members … Continue reading

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Kenmore won’t pursue negligent driving charge in death of Caleb Shoop

This City of Kenmore has decided not to pursue negligent driving charges against Joshua Tucker, the person who struck and killed Caleb Shoop as he biked across a crosswalk in March. Tucker received a $175 ticket for failure to yield … Continue reading

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Kenmore is reviewing negligent driving charges in death of Caleb Shoop

The City of Kenmore is looking into using the state’s Vulnerable User Law to levy Negligent Driving in the Second Degree charges against the person who struck and killed Caleb Shoop in a crosswalk in March. He was 19. As … Continue reading

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Person who hit and killed Caleb Shoop in Kenmore gets $175 ticket

The person who failed to stop at a Kenmore crosswalk and killed 19-year-old Caleb Shoop in March has been issued a $175 ticket. “We are shocked at the lack of appropriate consequences for drivers who hit and kill pedestrians/bicyclists while … Continue reading

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Herald: Man who killed Trent Graham in Everett gets $10K ticket for negligent driving

The man who drove his pickup across several lanes of Evergreen Way in Everett and killed Trent Graham in October 2012 has been ticketed for second-degree negligent driving, the Everett Herald reports. He received a $10,287 ticket, the sum of … Continue reading

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NYTimes op-ed cites infamous $42 ticket in 2011 death of John Przychodzen

I’ll never forget the first time I saw the number: 42. That’s how many dollars Nick Natale was fined for veering his work truck onto the shoulder and killing John Przychodzen as he biked on Juanita Drive in the summer … Continue reading

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City Attorney to police: Don’t write a ticket at scene when someone walking or biking is injured

Sometimes it feels like salt in a wound. Somebody walking or biking in town is seriously injured by someone behind the wheel, and the person driving—even if they did something wrong—does not even get a ticket at the scene. But … Continue reading

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Cascade: Law enforcement is often unfamiliar with the Vulnerable User Law

Two years ago, the primary focus of bicycling interests in the state legislature was to pass a bill that would create a penalty for negligent driving that results in a serious injury or worse. The Vulnerable User Law has been … Continue reading

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