Accident sends pedestrian to Harborview

An accident yesterday sent a pedestrian to Harborview Medical Center.

The Aberdeen Police Department tells KXRO that Wednesday morning just before 7:45am they were sent to a car verse pedestrian accident at the intersection of E. Wishkah St. and G St.
They say officers found a 73 year old Ocean Shores woman lying on the ground on the west side of the intersection on the parking shoulder.

Police say a 34 year old Aberdeen man who was driving a 1989 Ford Bronco reported that he was heading north on G St. in the center lane at a normal low speed.

According to the police the driver said as he was turning onto E. Wishkah when he saw the pedestrian and slammed on his brakes but was unable to stop before knocking the woman to the ground.
The driver and a witness immediately checked on the woman.

Police say the woman was crossing the street from the south end with her back to the Bronco and witnesses at the scene indicated that she was not walking in the crosswalk, but possibly as far as 15-20 feet west of the crosswalk.

Aberdeen Police say all witnesses said that the driver was going slow prior to the collision.

The vehicle struck the pedestrian at such slow speeds that there was no damage sustained on the vehicle, and merely a small smudge of the light dirt on the right front corner of the bumper.

The pedestrian was transported to Grays Harbor Community Hospital in critical condition, and later airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for advanced trauma care.

The roadway was blocked for the investigation until about 10:00am.



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