Updated 7:45 pm with information from Edmonds Police –
A 5:30 pm car-pedestrian accident at the intersection of 196th Sreet and 84th Avenue West has closed 196th between 80th and 88th Avenues. It will remain closed to traffic for “at least a few hours” according to Edmonds police officers at the scene.
According to Edmonds Police spokesperson Sgt. Mark Marsh, the pedestrian, a 33-year-old woman, “was attempting to cross 196th St SW southbound, when she was struck by a vehicle traveling eastbound on 196th St SW. The pedestrian was transported to Harborview Hospital for treatment. It is believed at this time that her injuries are not life threatening. The driver is a 51-year-old female resident of Edmonds. The driver is cooperating with the investigating officers. The Edmonds Police Traffic unit is on the scene handling the investigation. The roadway will remain closed until the on-scene investigation is concluded.”
The accident occurred the height of the Friday evening commute. Traffic is being rerouted while police conduct their investigation. The Edmonds Police Department asks that motorists avoid the area if possible, but if you must pass through police urge you to be patient, follow officers’ instructions, and not drive through or around barriers.
Photos and report by Larry Vogel