A pedestrian was killed Saturday in downtown Marysville after being struck by a car, according to news reports.
The fatal accident occurred when the man, who has not yet been publicly identified, reportedly walked into the right northbound lane of Highway 529, near where highway goes under Interstate 5, according to news reports. The pedestrian was then struck by a 2006 Ford 500 driven by an elderly couple from Marysville.
The pedestrian died at the scene.
The driver and passenger of the Ford, who are both in their 80s, were not injured. They were wearing their seatbelts, according to news reports.
So far, no charges have been filed in connection to the crash.
As a Spokane personal injury lawyer, I’m saddened to hear about this fatal pedestrian accident. I urge pedestrians to always use designated walkways and sidewalks. Pedestrians should never walk along the shoulder of busy roads. My condolences go out to the friends and families of the man who are dealing with this tragic incident. I hope investigators are able to determine how this fatal accident occurred so they can make the roadways safer for drivers and pedestrians. My thoughts are also with this driver who will have to deal with this tragic collision.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, contact a personal injury lawyer in Spokane.