Metro Bus hits, injures Pedestrian in Burien Friday night
Story & Photos by Scott Schaefer
A Metro bus hit and injured a pedestrian at the intersection of SW 156th Street and 4th Ave SW in Burien Friday night around 6:20 p.m.
Police say that Metro Route 166, with 5-6 passengers on board, was traveling southbound on 4th Ave SW, making a left turn onto eastbound SW 156th Street when it collided with a pedestrian.
“The pedestrian was a 57-year old male from Burien who was dressed in dark clothing,” Sgt. Cindi West told The B-Town Blog. “He had apparent injuries including compound fractures and was transported to Harborview; his current condition is unknown.”
The Metro driver is a veteran of 34 years and had been driving Route 166 for several months.
Metro Supervisors and King County Sheriff’s investigators were both on scene, and the intersection had been closed.
It is unknown yet whether the pedestrian had a “WALK” signal.
The Metro bus did not have on board video.