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Pedestrian Struck in E. Lake Sammamish Pkwy Accident

King County Sheriff's Office investigators say they are looking into how the the pedestrian entered the roadway, which may have been intentional.

A pedestrian was struck by a car on an East Lake Sammamish Parkway crosswalk on Saturday night, shutting the road down for hours at 212th Way SE while investigators tried to figure out what happened.

Eastside Fire Capt. John Pelliciotta said a pedestrian stepped into the roadway on the 4200 block of East Lake Sammamish Parkway at approximately 6:25 p.m.

King County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Sgt. Cindi West said the pedestrian was rushed to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition. No update on the condition of the victim was available as of noon Sunday.

The car that struck the pedestrian was travelling at an estimated 35 miles per hour.

West said investigators are examining whether the pedestrian intentionally walked in front of the vehicle as it approached.

(Ed. Note: This story was updated for clarity and new information at 3:30 p.m.)

This is a Breaking News Alert. Sammamish Patch will post more information about the accident as it becomes available.

Julie Schuster January 25, 2013 at 06:17 AM
Was this a young pedestrian?? I remember walking infront of cars in downtown Seattle as a young adult thinking "I'm invincable! I have the right away, who cares if they hit me!"
Jeanne Gustafson January 25, 2013 at 01:56 PM
18 years old, Julie. There's a link at the top of the story for our update on the man's condition.

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