A pedestrian was killed Wednesday after he was struck by a pickup truck along U.S. Highway 95 in Pullman, according to news reports.
The 66-year-old man died when he was hit in the northbound lane of Highway 195 on the south Pullman bypass route, around 9 a.m., according to Washington State Patrol troopers. A 2006 Ford 150 pickup truck, driven by a 72-year-old from Lewiston, struck the man.
The pedestrian died at the scene.
The pickup truck driver was not injured in the collision, and was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash.
It is unclear whether any charges will be filed. It is also unclear if the man was walking along the highway, or if he was on a walkway for pedestrians. Drugs and alcohol were not reported factors in the fatal pedestrian accident.
As a Spokane personal injury lawyer, I’m saddened to hear about this fatal pedestrian accident. My condolences go out to this man’s family and friends affected by this tragic incident. I hope investigators working on this case can determine how the accident occurred so they can make necessary safety changes if necessary, and prevent an accident like this from occurring in the future.
If you have been injured in a car accident, contact a personal injury lawyer in Spokane.