Bellevue Medics treat a pedestrian that was struck by a vehicle last night in the Somerset neighborhood. Courtesy of the Bellevue Beat Blog

Bellevue Medics treat a pedestrian that was struck by a vehicle last night in the Somerset neighborhood. Courtesy of the Bellevue Beat Blog

Teen driver strikes 88-year-old pedestrian

The victim was transported to Harborview hospital with serious injuries.

  • Thursday, December 6, 2018 11:30am
  • News

An elderly Bellevue man was seriously injured last night after he was struck by a vehicle while walking less than a block from his residence.

Last night at 4:40 p.m., Bellevue Police and medics responded to a report of a pedestrian that had been struck by a car near the intersection of Southeast 43rd Street and Somerset Blvd SE. The pedestrian was transported by Bellevue medics to Harborview hospital with serious injuries.

Investigators believed that the pedestrian, an 88-year-old Bellevue resident, was walking in the roadway at dusk when he was struck by a 2007 Infinity sedan driven by a 18-year-old Bellevue resident. Police do not suspect drugs or alcohol were a factor in this crash. Investigators with the Bellevue Police Department’s collision investigation unit are investigating this crash.

The roadway that the pedestrian was on was equipped with traffic calming speed bumps as well as a sidewalk on one side of the roadway. With the sun setting earlier during the winter months, Bellevue Police remind motorists to be aware that pedestrians may be on residential roadways after dark.

The Reporter will update this story as it develops at www.BellevueReporter.com.




In consideration of how we voice our opinions in the modern world, we’ve closed comments on our websites. We value the opinions of our readers and we encourage you to keep the conversation going.

Please feel free to share your story tips by emailing editor@bellevuereporter.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.bellevuereporter.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) We reserve the right to edit letters, but if you keep yours to 300 words or less, we won’t ask you to shorten it.

More in News

Free masks at the Bellevue Salvation Army. Courtesy photo
Free mask pickup for Bellevue residents

New dates and times for mask distribution this week

Nurse Sylvia Keller, pictured with Gov. Jay Inslee, is on the front lines of the COVID-19 battle in Yakima County. Courtesy photo
Governor doubles down on mask rules

Inslee: Starting July 7, businesses do not serve those who do not wear a mask

State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo
Politicians get pay raises, state workers get furloughs

A citizens panel approved the hikes in 2019. Unable to rescind them, lawmakers look to donate their extra earnings.

Construction begins for Downtown Park entrance

The previously delayed entryway project is expected to be finished early 2021

Human remains in West Seattle identified

Bags of body parts were found in a suitcase along a West Seattle beach on June 19.

According to King County’s Mental Illness and Drug Dependency (MIDD) annual report, Seattle had the highest rate of people using services at 36 percent of the total, followed by 31 percent from South King County, 18 percent from the greater Eastside, and 7 percent from north county including Shoreline. Courtesy image
Drug courts, officer de-escalation programs impacted by MIDD cuts

The fund provides money for mental illness and drug dependency programs across King County.

Summer vehicle travel projected to decrease this year

Traffic this summer will likely be lighter across Washington state than previous… Continue reading

Governor Jay Inslee smiles and laughs Sept. 3, 2019, during a speech at the Lynnwood Link Extension groundbreaking in Lynnwood. A Thurston County judge ruled he exceeded his authority when he vetoed single sentences in the state transportation budget in 2019. (Olivia Vanni / Herald file)
Judge invalidates Gov. Inslee’s veto in roads budget

Lawmakers said the governor crossed a constitutional line.

King County cases among younger adults drives increase in COVID-19 numbers

Over half of all new cases are among people ages 20-39

Most Read