A Washington man driving a Subaru Legacy is reported to have stuck and killed a 23-year-old woman and critically injured a 25-year-old man who were walking along Tracyton Boulevard near Bremerton around 2:20 a.m. on Sept. 10. The woman was found dead at the scene by emergency responders while the man was stabilized at the scene and then airlifted to Seattle's Harborview Medical Center.
A Mitsubishi Diamante headed north on Capitol Way and Ninth Avenue Southeast in Olympia reportedly hit four pedestrians as they attempted to cross the street on July 18 at about 12:40 p.m. The pedestrians were described as an older couple and two grade-school children walking in a single file line in the crosswalk at the time of the accident.
The Washington State Patrol reports that a pedestrian was injured in Kirkland when he was hit by an allegedly intoxicated driver on July 15. The nighttime accident happened on Northeast 85th Street on the southbound on-ramp to Interstate 405 and caused the closure of the road for more than three hours.
A 72-year-old man was struck by a mobile home while walking on the sidewalk of Terrace Heights Drive. The accident occurred at 10:30 a.m. on May 29 in Yakima when the mobile home, driven by a 27-year-old woman, left the road, drove on the sidewalk and struck the man. While the woman slowed down, she then tried to flee the scene, and a nearby police officer pulled the woman over and took her into custody.
When you drive your car, you trust that the manufacturer has put the vehicle through its paces. You assume safety teams have run tests, revealing any major safety flaws that could cause a car accident. But a recent spate of recalls has started to cast doubt on those assumptions.
About a week ago, two women were killed in an auto-pedestrian accident that saw two pickup trucks flee the scene. Some eyewitness reports indicate that a white pickup truck was travelling at a high rate of speed when it approached an intersection and attempted to make a left turn. Three pedestrians were trying to cross the street at the time, and the truck hit two of them when they "had the right to go," according to one witness.