Woman taken to hospital after being struck by vehicle in Edmonds

Paramedic units, fire trucks and police vehicles at the intersection of Main Street and Maplewood Drive in Edmonds on Monday. (Photo by Larry Vogel)

A woman in her 70s was transported to a hospital Monday afternoon after being hit by a car at Main Street and Maplewood Drive, according to a report from South County Fire.

Medical units were dispatched at about 1:40 p.m., said South County Fire Public Information Officer Christie Veley. The woman, who witnesses said was crossing Main Street in an unmarked crosswalk, was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The intersection at Main Street and Maplewood Drive was re-opened shortly after 2 p.m.

    1. An unmarked crosswalk is a legal crossing at an intersection, but the City has not painted the stripes to visually identify it as a pedestrian crossing. After this unfortunate incident, I expect the paint crew will be out soon to stripe this crosswalk.

    1. No Luke, the fact is the pedestrian was physically struck by the vehicle, just as the headline states. Being struck by the driver is impossible unless the driver was out of the vehicle, in which case he or she would not have been a driver and the event would have been an assault or just bumping into each other, not a traffic event. You are just assuming it was the driver’s fault and that the driver was in a position to see the pedestrian before the event. Fault is determined by how far the pedestrian was into the crosswalk when hit, the possible presence of skid marks, possible substance abuse or, i.e, a combination of factors that have to be determined by the investigators. Your comment and others here, are jumping to a conclusion. The law actually says if the pedestrian is less than half way into the intersection, the car has the right of way; so actual fault is trickier than you are making it. Each party has 50% of the potential liability.

      1. actually, I saw this on another post and it seems that it was a hit and run, so in this instance yes ,the driver is at fault. so sad!

        1. I must have missed something, has the fault been legally determined? I am concerned about drivers in Edmonds who speed and drive distractedly ( as in on their phone) and also pedestrians who seem to walk into intersections without looking for cars, also possibly on their phone or assuming their right of way. I remind my kids that they can stop a whole lot faster than a car can stop.

  1. Going west on main at that point you are coming around a bit of a blind curve and into the sun so I wonder if there is a visibility issue there… maybe NOT the best place for a painted crosswalk alone. We wouldn’t want to encourage more pedestrians into that spot without some additional measures to solve for that issue.

  2. Orange flags at crosswalks are needed and speeding is a HUGE issue heading west on Main Street from 5 Corners. The driver is at fault, so what are the specific consequences? Vehicles are weapons.

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