Pedestrian vs truck crash sends South Aberdeen woman to the hospital

A 45-year old South Aberdeen woman was “severely injured” after being struck by a car as she was crossing North West Blvd.on Friday night, according to a statement from Aberdeen Police Lt. C.J. Chastain.

The woman was walking across West Boulevard in the 100 block heading east toward a nearby market just before 8:50 p.m., when she was struck in the right northbound lane by a 2005 Ford F150 being driven by a 20-year-old South Aberdeen woman, said Chastain.

“The female driving the pickup was following a vehicle driven by her 20-year-old boyfriend to her home nearby,” he said. “The pedestrian was wearing all dark clothing, and visibility was reduced due to rain and limited street lighting.” He said neither driver reported seeing the pedestrian, who crossed between their vehicles.

The driver told investigators she did not know she had struck someone and thought she may have been experiencing a mechanical issue, said Chastain. She continued home, but when she saw the damage to the truck she returned to the area and found police and fire personnel tending to the victim, who was taken to Grays Harbor Community Hospital for emergency treatment.

“The driver is cooperating with the investigation, and drugs and alcohol do not appear to be a contributing factor,” said Chastain.

Assisting with the on-scene investigation were a Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s deputy and a Cosmopolis Police officer. The roadway was closed until just before midnight and the investigation is continuing, said Chastain.