Man running across Hwy 99 hit by car, seriously injured in Edmonds Thursday night

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The crash scene Thursday night, courtesy Edmonds police.

A 30-year-old Lake Stevens man was seriously injured Thursday night after being hit by a car while he was running across Highway 99 at 216th Street Southwest in Edmonds, police said.

According to Edmonds police spokesman Sgt. Shane Hawley, the man was transported to Harborview Medical Center after the collision, which occurred at 7:27 p.m. Thursday.

The driver of the vehicle who struck the man, an 81-year-old woman from Seattle, had just left work and had the green light and the right of way, Hawley said.

6 Replies to “Man running across Hwy 99 hit by car, seriously injured in Edmonds Thursday night”

  1. I’m surprised this doesn’t happen more often. People often “jaywalk” across 99, which is more like running a gauntlet. Speed limit through here’s 45, pedestrians do not belong in the road. I’ve seen people do it with their kids!

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    1. That would be getting 25m approved on the Edmonds waterfront just in case a train is blocking and an emergency occurs on the water side of the tracks.

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      1. But one still must wait for the ferry traffic to allow safe pedestrian crossing of the ferry lanes. Pedestrian overpasses are needed. If Phoenix can fund numerous (really) pedestrian overpasses – then certainly Edmonds can afford just one.

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        1. At an average cost of $5-6 million for the cost of the proposed connector we could have 5 pedestrian overpasses by the ferry at Dayton and over heat 99

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  2. Just use the crosswalks located at all of the major intersections along 99. Don’t cross when the walk signals say Don’t Walk. BTW, the Swift bus runs frequently so there is no need to risk your life running for one. Just wait for the walk signal to change, look both ways and then cross the street.

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