Kirkland Police Investigate Pedestrian-Vehicle Collision

A juvenile suffered a broken arm after being hit by a car in Kirkland Tuesday morning.

A teenage pedestrian suffered a broken arm after being struck by a vehicle in Kirkland early Tuesday morning.

The pedestrian, who is about 17 years old and was not seriously injured, was struck by a vehicle at about 7:30 a.m. while walking in a crosswalk with two other youths in the 10400 block of NE 132nd St., according to Sgt. Rob Saloum, a spokesman for the Kirkland Police Department.

“He was taken to Harborview (Medical Center),” Saloum said. “(The) investigation is continuing, but it appears the driver will likely be cited. He stated the sun was coming up from the east” and obscured his vision.

In other Kirkland police news, an unknown man robbed the Subway shop at 13501 100th Avenue in Juanita at about 8:39 a.m. Tuesday, apparently flashing a pistol. More details were not yet available as police continued to investigate late Monday morning.

The man was wearing a black cap, a scarf over his face, dark sunglasses, a dark colored long-sleeved shirt, and medium colored pants. The clerk handed over an undisclosed amount of money to the suspect who fled on foot to the north.

Meanwhile, one person was injured in a four-car crash on Interstate 405 at NE 116th Street that snarled traffic during the Tuesday morning commute.

The four-car crash on northbound Interstate 405 near 116th in Kirkland at about 6:30 a.m. backed up traffic for some two miles, with one person taken to Harborview with minor injuries. The Washington State Patrol investigated that crash, which was handled by the Kirkland Fire Department.

"It was quite an extensive backup by the time we got it cleared," said Trooper Julie Startup. "The injury turned out to be minor, thank goodness."


Correction: This story has been changed since it was first posted to correct the location of the vehicle-pedestrian incident.

Chalen Maarten May 15, 2012 at 11:45 PM
If this was on Rose Hill, then the correct address is probably 10400 block 132nd Ave NE. "NE 132nd St" is in North Juanita. Bizarre coincidence: both intersections have marked crosswalks on one leg.
Caitlin Moran May 16, 2012 at 01:36 AM
Thanks for pointing that out, C Maarten. There was some confusion earlier with the information that was released by police officials. The incident actually did take place in Juanita, so I've removed the Rose HIll references.


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