Pedestrian hit by truck

A woman crossing a major intersection on the island last Thursday night received non life-threatening injuries after being hit by a pick-up truck attempting to cross.

Ryan Abbott, a spokesman with the King County Sheriff’s Office, told The Beachcomber that at approximately 6:20 p.m. on Jan. 2, a Toyota Tacoma was headed north on Vashon Highway and was making a left-hand turn onto Bank Road Southwest when it collided with the female on the marked crosswalk.

The woman, Abbott reported, was conscious, sitting up and talking when Vashon Island Fire & Rescue arrived. She was taken by ambulance to Harborview Medical Center according to VIFR Chief Charlie Krimmert.

Abbott said he would not know if the driver was cited until the incident report is approved.

Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 300 words or less.

More in News

Vashon Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Reports

Here’s what you need to know about May 11 to May 18.

For decades of deep dedication, beloved teacher is recognized

Lopez has taught for 56 years, including 45 years at McMurray Middle School.

Plans underway for graduation, fall return

Health officials and stakeholders are weighing in on how to guide the weeks and months ahead.

The Regional Homelessness Authority was created by agreement in December 2019. Pictured: King County Executive Dow Constantine shakes hands with Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan. Courtesy photo
Regional homelessness authority takes first step amid COVID-19

The authority held its first meeting on Thursday.

Sound Transit to get $166.3 million federal grant for COVID-19 response

Funds for operating costs, maintenance, disinfecting vehicles and keeping drivers safe

Don’t avoid the emergency department in a crisis

ED volumes across the state are falling, but that doesn’t mean people aren’t getting sick or hurt.

State issues guidance on dental care, medical appointments

Resumption of those practices depends on adequate protective equipment and patient screening.

Most Read