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Mercer Island man dies after collision on ICW

The 90-year-old male pedestrian who was struck by a car in the 4700 block of Island Crest Way around 5 p.m. on Dec. 22 has died.

The man, who according to a release from Mercer Island police, was apparently crossing Island Crest Way when he was hit by the mirror of the passing vehicle.

The Mercer Island resident was crossing from the western side of the road, using the old crosswalk, which has been removed, rather than the newer one that is located just to the north of the collision site, police said.

The Mercer Island Police Department’s initial investigation shows that he reached the sidewalk area, but hadn’t yet stepped up onto the sidewalk when he was hit by the mirror.

The man was treated at the scene and transported to Harborview Medical Center in serious condition where he later died. Mercer Island police have said that alcohol and speed do not appear to have been involved.

The MIPD is still investigating the incident.

 

 

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