Police say that a vehicle struck and injured a pedestrian in the northbound 2200 block of 148th Avenue Northeast Friday evening.
According to reports from the Redmond Police Department (RPD), the pedestrian – identified only as an adult male – suffered serious injuries in the collision and was immediately taken to Harborview Medical Center to be treated. A spokesperson for Redmond police says that the man suffered nonfatal injuries to his chest and torso.
Investigators believe that the collision occurred when a 39-year-old man driving a pickup truck was attempting to make a left-hand turn on a green light from Northeast 22nd Street onto 148th Avenue Northeast.
The driver reportedly told police officials that he saw another vehicle speeding up and he proceeded to make the left-hand turn, but didn’t see the pedestrian. Witnesses also gave similar reports to police investigators.
Traffic Camera Captured Video of Accident
As is standard procedure in pedestrian accidents that result in significant injury, the driver was given a sobriety test and taken to Overlake Hospital as a precaution. Police determined the driver did not show any signs of impairment from alcohol or drugs, and he reportedly did not suffer any injuries in the collision.
The RPD spokesperson has stated that there was a traffic camera in the area that is believed to have captured and recorded the incident. Police will review this footage as part of their investigation to determine if the driver’s account of the accident is accurate, and it will also help them determine if criminal charges are necessary.
The fact that police believe they have video footage of the incident could prove to be extremely helpful for the victim of this unfortunate accident. If the driver was at fault for the collision, the video footage would likely help to firmly establish liability and support the pedestrian if he chose to pursue a personal injury claim for damages.