A pedestrian was hit and died Thursday night on State Route 22 in Toppenish, according to news sources.
The 57-year-old man from Goldendale was walking westbound along State Route 22 at Division Road around 8:30 p.m., according to Washington State Patrol.
The 57-year-old was hit by another 57-year-old, from Wapato, also traveling westbound along State Route 22. He had two passengers in the car with him. No one in the car was injured.
Emergency responders took the pedestrian to Toppenish Community Hospital where he died shortly of the injuries he sustained.
Washington State Patrol has reported that the pedestrian was under the influence of alcohol when the incident happened.
The accident cause is listed as inattention.
As a personal injury attorney in Everett, I’m very sorry to hear of this man’s passing. I offer my condolences to his family and friends. I’m not sure what the exact circumstances were of this accident, but my experience as an auto accident attorney in Bellevue has shown me that it’s a good idea for pedestrians to wear reflective gear if they’re walking late at night or early in the morning. You should also steer clear of roads that do not have good lightening conditions or lack walkways for pedestrians. Drivers should remain aware at all times, especially in areas with heavy pedestrian traffic.