UPDATE: Car/Pedestrian Accident In Burien Tuesday Morning; Victim In Critical Condition

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UPDATE 3pm 10/27/09: Just received word from the King County Sheriff’s Department, who says that the victim of the pedestrian/car accident Tuesday morning was a 72 year-old SeaTac man, who was taken to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition.

The incident occurred about 7:15 AM Tuesday morning at S. 136th and 8th Avenue South.

The victim was walking eastbound on South 136th and crossing 8th Ave South with the green light.  The vehicle, a 1996 Ford Windstar driven by a 17 year-old Seattle teenager, made a right turn onto southbound 8th Ave S. from 136th.  He apparently did not see the pedestrian in the crosswalk and stuck him.

There were no signs of drugs or alcohol on either driver or pedestrian.

Detectives believe fogged windows on the van may have contributed to the accident.

The investigation is continuing and there have been no arrests or citations.

Here’s a photo of the intersection where the incident occurred, taken by Scott Schaefer around 11am (EDITOR’S NOTE: despite looking around carefully, we saw no visible evidence at the scene):

UPDATE 11:30am 10/27/09: The King County Sheriff’s Department has re-opened the intersection of S. 136th and 8th Ave S. after a “serious car vs. pedestrian accident” occurred around 7:15am Tuesday morning.

According to Sgt. John Urquhart, the victim is an adult male, and roads will be closed for several hours we went to the scene and the roads and intersection have been re-opened.

No further details available now, but we’re expecting an update later this afternoon.

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One Response to “UPDATE: Car/Pedestrian Accident In Burien Tuesday Morning; Victim In Critical Condition”
  1. Sara says:

    It is sad how someone reckless driving is being overlook. There should be no excuse on how an indivuals drives regardless of the weather conditions you should always be prepared for any type of weather. The driver should pay the price for the careless driving that ended up leaving the pedestrian in critical condition. The driver needs to be punished to pay the price of reckless driving.

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