According to local news, a vehicle on Highway 20 allegedly hit a 61-year-old pedestrian from Coupeville. She was trying to cross the road when she was tragically hit and, according to the news, killed.
The Washington State Patrol has identified the woman as Coupeville resident Toni Chapman, 61. She was struck by two vehicles at about 5:52 p.m. and died at the scene. The reports from the authorities show that the 61-year-old pedestrian was simply walking in the southbound lane close to the intersection of NW Broadway and Ebey Road when she was first hit by a vehicle driven by a 76-year-old from Langley and then, when she came to rest in the northbound lane of the Highway, she was hit again by a vehicle driven by an 18-year-old woman from Oak Harbor.
After this tragic accident, Highway 20 was shut down temporarily. As an Everett personal injury attorney I sincerely offer my deepest condolences to the family of the victim in this fatal accident. My heart and thoughts go to those who are mourning this loss.
As a personal injury lawyer, I urge all readers to be extremely careful at intersections and pedestrian pathways. The best way to avoid accidents is to stay alert at all times, do not forget it.