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Early-morning pedestrian-car accident in Kent sends man to hospital with serious injuries
Kent Police are investigating the circumstances of an early-morning traffic accident Monday that sent a pedestrian to Harborview Medical Center. The victim, a 54-year-old Kent man, is being treated for serious injuries.
The incident occurred at 5:38 a.m. Witnesses report the pedestrian was crossing 108 Ave. S.E at the intersection of Southeast 200 Street when he stepped into the path of a northbound vehicle. That car, a late-model Subaru Forester sport-utility vehicle driven by a 47-year-old Kent woman, struck the man and knocked him to the ground. The driver was not injured.
Kent Police, Fire, and paramedics responded to the scene. Once stabilized, the pedestrian was transported to Harborview Medical Center where he remained as of late Monday morning.
Preliminary investigation indicates the Subaru driver was traveling below the posted speed limit and had the right of way. The intersection is controlled by both vehicle and pedestrian signals. Sgt. Jarod Kasner noted, “the driver of the vehicle was quite upset by the collision and has completely cooperated with investigators.” The roadway investigation was cleared by 9 a.m. and investigators will make a full review of the circumstances before concluding their investigation.