Vehicle-pedestrian collision Friday night sends man to Harborview

The crash scene.
The crash scene.(Photo courtesy Edmonds police)
Edmonds police Friday night were called to the scene of a vehicle-pedestrian collision at the intersection of 220th Street Southwest and 100th Avenue West that sent a man in his 60s to Harborview Medical Center.

According to Edmonds police spokesman Sgt. Josh McClure, the intersection at 220th and 100th was closed for several hours while traffic detectives conducted their investigation. The pedestrian who was struck had injuries to his head and extremeties, and was in serious condition at Harborview, McClure said

The male driver, who showed no obvious signs of impairment, remained at scene and was cooperative with investigators, McClure added. The cities of residence of both the driver and pedestrian weren’t immediately know.

The collision occurred around 8:40 p.m. Friday when the vehicle, headed southbound on 100th Avenue West, was making a left turn onto 220th Street and struck the man as he crossed the street. It isn’t yet known whether the pedestrian was in the crosswalk or whether the driver had the right-of-way, McClure said.

 

 

 

  1. Not knowing the situation, I can say that almost every evening (including tonight)that I’m driving in Edmonds, I end up honking and flagging down at least one driver who doesn’t have their lights on. I was nearly hit by someone who didn’t have their lifts on it it was will after 6pm. Pleas pleas PLEASE remember to turn your headlights on in rain as well as darkness.

  2. The other major problem is drivers not using turn signals … using turn signals is mandatory and drivers only learn if they get a citation.

  3. Perhaps an opportune time to also remind pedestrians that in the dark, with the glare of headlights – especially when it’s raining – it can be extremely difficult to see pedestrians. So many wear dark clothing, and you become invisible, no matter how hard drivers try to watch for you. Please, please help yourself and drivers with a little flashing LED light or even a strip of reflective tape on your sleeve. No one wants to see anyone hurt – let’s help each other be safe.

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