Wrongful Death

Lawsuit: Puyallup officer’s traffic direction led to wreck, infant’s death

Lawsuit: Puyallup officer’s traffic direction led to wreck, infant’s death

THE NEWS TRIBUNE: A police officer directs traffic after an accident. As he signals vehicles through an intersection, a driver doesn’t understand he’s supposed to stop and crashes into a vehicle the officer had waved through. Is the city who employs the officer responsible for the wreck, or does state statute protect the government from liability? That’s what a lawsuit filed by a couple in Pierce County Superior Court will decide.