Pedestrian hit, seriously injured in Puyallup

Staff writerMarch 3, 2014 

A pedestrian was seriously injured when he was hit by a vehicle in a crosswalk about 6:45 p.m. Monday at South Meridian and 35th Avenue Southeast in Puyallup, police chief Bryan Jeter said.

The 35-year-old man was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital with life-threatening injuries. Jeter did not immediately have an update on his condition. He said the man is from unincorporated Pierce County.

He had been walking his bicycle across the street with two other men when he was hit by the vehicle headed north on South Meridian.

The 39-year-old driver stayed at the scene, and it appeared based on the initial investigation that she had a green light when the pedestrian was hit, Jeter said. Police did not believe drugs or alcohol to be involved.

Police closed northbound lanes of South Meridian as they investigated.

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