Teen hit in 4600 block of Island Crest Way
July 13, 2010 · 11:19 AM
A 17-year-old Mercer Island teen was hit as he walked his bike across a marked crosswalk in the 4600 block of Island Crest Way on Saturday at 11:20 a.m.
"It sounds very similar to the last one," said Mercer Island Police Cmdr. Leslie Burns, referring to a June incident where 15-year-old Alec Langston was hit while in a marked crosswalk in the 4200 block of Island Crest Way, located four blocks north of Saturday's accident.
The driver of the vehicle that struck the teen, an 85-year-old Mercer Island resident, said she saw the car next to her slow down but did not see the pedestrian in the crosswalk.
The woman was traveling north in the inside lane.
According to the officer's report, "She should have seen the vehicle stop in the roadway as well as the pedestrian."
The teen was transported to the hospital for unknown injuries.
Saturday's incident came two weeks after the City Council voted to scrap the "road diet" in favor of two pedestrian-actuated crosswalk signals at the 42nd and 47th street crosswalks.
More than a dozen frustrated Islanders spoke during public comment at Monday night's city council meeting to express opposition to the Council's last-minute decision to scrap the "road diet."