Pedestrian Critical After Trying To Cross Evergreen Way

October 8, 2016

Everett, Police Blotter

Editor”s Update Monday October 10, 12:55 PM: Everett Police have confirmed the pedestrian involved in this crash died from his injuries. The Snohomish County Medical Examiner will issue an identification and determine the cause and manner of death. The Everett Police investigation is ongoing.

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The white car and the tan car in the foreground were involved.

cross Evergreen Way

A cane and other items can be seen in the street

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Traffic Investigators impounded two cars.

It’s happened again. A pedestrian tried to cross Evergreen Way outside of a crosswalk, was struck and ended up in critical condition.

It occurred in the 8900 block of Evergreen Way around 10:00 PM Saturday night.

With three lanes southbound, a middle turn lane and three lanes northbound the only safe way to get across Evergreen Way is to use a lighted crosswalk.

Sadly that doesn’t appear to be the case here as a person made it across five of the seven lanes of Evergreen before being struck by at least one and possibly two cars. It was rainy and windy at the time.

The crash happened directly across from a senior living facility just south of Fred Meyer and a block north of a signal.

Northbound Evergreen Way was shut down at Holly for about an hour and a half while patrol officers and traffic detectives worked the scene. Southbound traffic was allowed through. Two vehicles were impounded for further investigation and both drivers were cooperating with officers.

No word if there was impairment by anyone involved.

Here are a couple of photos from the scene. Click photo to enlarge.

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7 Responses to “Pedestrian Critical After Trying To Cross Evergreen Way”

  1. Buck Says:

    Everett can make as many anti-jaywalking laws as they wish, but they are worthless if the police do not bother to enforce them. Last Tuesday afternoon I was driving east bound on 112th St. when I saw a jaywalker cross from the south side to the north side of 112th, 20 yards in front of a west bound Everett Police cruiser! If the Everett police won’t enforce the laws, then more people will get injured/killed doing stupid things like jaywalking. On a related note, I have seen many vehicles run red lights at the intersection of 3rd Ave. S. and Everett Mall Way right In front of Everett police cars and motorcycle cops, as well. The apathy of the Everett police in not enforcing traffic laws that are supposed to make everyone safe is appalling and dangerous.

    • Skankhunt42 Says:

      They do enforce the traffic laws. That’s why theres a meter maid near the college to ticket students who park a minute after times up.

      Is meter maid a politically correct term? I dunno… but thats what they are.

  2. Eleanore Says:

    Stay in the crosswalk watch the lights and run like hell to the other side your chances of living might increase

  3. Bourne Says:

    Life is cheap in Everett.

  4. Jo Says:

    I’ve seen people cross there many times, but in daylight since I rarely drive at night. Thank you for mentioning the crossing location in the headlines. Perhaps if all media did that, readers who only scan the headlines would realize how dangerous it can be to cross even at an unmarked crosswalk.

  5. skankhunt42 Says:

    That sucks. I am very glad the drivers are okay. It’s a shame that people put others in danger when they cross the street illegally. Pretty sure tax money goes towards crosswalks, and maintaining the lights to prevent things like this.

    Perhaps Everett needs to start a program to prevent people from Jaywalking. Maybe put up some billboards to prevent people from crossing streets unsafely. I see plenty to support the homeless and drug addiction and aids. This is a major issue that needs to be addressed in the city. It happens almost monthly. People are dying and getting physically injured.

    People are literally dying in the middle of the street on evergreen every month from drugs, and we’re all over that. The public needs to be re-educated on road and sidewalk safety. Back to kindergarten everyone!

    • terry Says:

      This person must live in a tree house. put up bill boards saying no jaywalk, right. Lets put up one next to it saying stop using drugs also and see where that goes. Tweet Tweet