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Pedestrian Struck by Patrol Vehicle Early Saturday Morning
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 13, 2014
CONTACT: Shari Ireton, Director of Communications, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office
firstname.lastname@example.org, 425-388-3377, Media line: 425-249-6263
Lake Stevens, Wash. — The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Collision Investigation Unit is investigating an incident involving an on-duty patrol deputy who is believed to have struck and seriously injured a 51 year-old Lake Stevens man early Saturday morning in his patrol car.
According to accident investigators, the Snohomish County deputy was on routine patrol driving SR92 near Callow Rd when he struck the pedestrian in the roadway. It was reported that the pedestrian was wearing dark clothing and had headphones on at the time of the incident. A second driver called 911 around the same time and reported narrowly missing a pedestrian in dark clothing in the same area.
The victim was transported to Harborview Medical Center and remains in serious condition.
The incident remains under investigation by the Collision Investigation Unit. The deputy, who has been with the Sheriff’s Office for four years, has not been placed on administrative leave pending the results of the collision investigation.