Charges unlikely in case of delivery driver hit by car in Edmonds

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Edmonds police say that charges are unlikely for the driver of a car that struck a 59-year-old Seattle delivery truck driver when he stepped out from behind his truck into the car’s path earlier this month. The man died the next day at Harborview Medical Center.

Edmonds police spokesperson Sgt. Don Anderson said that the driver, an 85-year-old woman from Lynnwood,  has been “very cooperative” during the investigation and it doesn’t appear that drugs, alcohol or speed were a contributing factor in the Feb. 15 accident, which occurred on 3rd Avenue South and James Street. 

“Independent witness accounts indicate that the pedestrian stepped out from between two vehicles into the traveled portion of the roadway in front of the female driver and she could not stop in time to avoid the collision,” Anderson said.  “At this time in the investigation there is no evidence warranting charges of any kind against the driver.”

James Apa, spokesperson for the King County Medical Examiner’s Office, identified the victim as Cong Van Pham, who died Feb. 16 from head injuries sustained in the accident.

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