Car hits pedestrian in Burien Tuesday morning; victim sent to Harborview
Photos courtesy Cynthia Alcaraz
The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that just before 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 24, a pedestrian was hit by a car in the 13800 block of Ambaum Blvd. SW (map below).
Police say that a car was driving northbound on Ambaum when it struck a pedestrian who was crossing the street from west to east and was mid-block, NOT in the crosswalk.
The vehicle driver did not see the pedestrian and struck him.
From photos, it appears that the front windshield of the car was severely damaged.
The pedestrian – identified by his wife Adri Merari Escarzaga as Wilmer Donis – was apparently on his way to take to bus to work at 6 a.m. Tuesday morning. Police said he has life threatening injuries and was transported to Harborview Medical Center.
According to a Facebook post, the victim’s wife said:
“My husband has a broken fibula, broken arm, broken pelvis, broken nose and a few other broken bones in the face. He might be going again into surgery tomorrow for his pelvis.
Thank you all for your kindness and prayers.”
There was no drugs or alcohol suspected on the part of the driver or pedestrian.
Ambaum was closed for a while for an investigation.
As we gather more information on this incident, we’ll update this post…