Police, Aid Respond to Bendigo Blvd Bridge Thursday Night, Man Struck Crossing Roadway

Living Snoqualmie received a few inquires regarding the police and aid presence on Bendigo Blvd (SR-202) in North Bend Thursday night, September 5, 2013. Witnesses driving in the area reported flares and lane closures on the stretch of roadway near the cement bridge over the Snoqualmie River

According to King County Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson, Cindi West, a man was hit by a vehicle on Bendigo Blvd.Bendigo accident

Around 7:45M in the 400 block of Bendigo Blvd, a 65-year old man pushing a bicycle was attempting to cross the road (not in a crosswalk) in a southeast direction.  He entered the roadway behind the northeast corner of the Bendigo Blvd bridge.  The man then crossed one lane of the road where he was nearly struck by a vehicle traveling in the southwest direction.  When he entered the other lane, he was struck by a vehicle heading northeast, driven by a 39-year old North Bend woman.

The man was transported to Harborview Medical Center.  West said he is in serious condition, not conscious at this time and sustained “some significant injuries,” but believed he would survive.  She added that the injured man is apparently a local Valley resident and rides his bike daily.

That accident is currently under investigation, but West confirmed there was no indication in the incident report that the driver did anything wrong.

 

Comments

  1. Dana,

    This bridge regardless of time of day has been a pedestrian bridge nightmare since being built it also has some historical value it has always been a pedestrian problem. I remember last December I had to pray that no truck came on when I am on bridge. City of North Bend and Washington DOT need to reroute the traffic in this area. I will see what Alaska Canada Pacific Northwest Janitor can do it has influence in North Bend government.

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