Tacoma pedestrian struck while trying to cross Interstate 5

Staff writerApril 15, 2014 

Photo courtesy of the Washington State Patrol.

A Tacoma man who tried to cross Interstate 5 late Monday was struck by a car, according to the Washington State Patrol.

The accident took place about 10:45 p.m. in the northbound lanes at milepost 136 by the Puyallup River.

Troopers said a 41-year-old Tacoma man dressed in dark clothing was walking across the freeway when a 69-year-old Yelm man struck him with a 2005 Hyundai Elantra.

The driver suffered minor facial injuries, Trooper Guy Gill said. The pedestrian was taken to a local hospital with unknown injuries.

The State Patrol said the pedestrian appeared to be drunk at the time of the accident. The driver was not arrested.

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