Police investigating fatal vehicle-pedestrian collision on Highway 99 in Lynnwood

Lynnwood police are investigating a vehicle-pedestrian collision on Hwy 99. (Photo courtesy of the Lynnwood Police Department)

A pedestrian died early Friday afternoon after she was struck by a vehicle exiting a business near the 17600 block of Highway 99.

Around 1 p.m., Lynnwood police responded the scene where a woman estimated to be in her 70s was struck by a vehicle attempting to exit a business onto Highway 99. Police said the woman was on the sidewalk when she was hit.

The driver — a man in his 40s — remained on the scene, police said. He is not suspected of being impaired, said police spokesperson Joanna Small. The driver’s teenage son was also in the vehicle at the time.

Southbound lanes in the area were closed while police are investigated the incident.

  1. Ok so he wasn’t intoxicated? Ok…I don’t understand why was he driving on the sidewalk. Was he driving carelessly?? It would be nice to see the results of these reports. This woman is deceased now.

  2. I’ve seen this happen in the past — the driver is looking for oncoming traffic, i.e., on his left, when a pedestrian approaches from the right. So the driver pulls out into what is perceived as a clear path to the roadway, never realizing that there is someone approaching on the sidewalk.

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