Pedestrian suffers life-threatening injuries in a crash

An allegedly intoxicated driver caused a crash at midnight on Halloween

A pedestrian had to be transported to Harborview Medical Center via Life Flight after being hit by a car on Halloween night in Covington.

King County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) spokesperson Ryan Abbott released information about the crash that happened on northbound 164th Avenue Southeast near Southeast 272nd Street. According to Abbott, the crash happened just after midnight on Friday, Nov. 1 when a black Subaru struck a 54-year-old male on the 2400 block of 164th.

“(The car) continued out of control on the northbound shoulder for approximately 200 yards striking a decommissioned wood utility pole along the way,” Abbott stated in an email to The Reporter. “The pedestrian sustained serious head trauma, internal injuries as well and broken bones.”

EMS responded before the victim was flown to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

Police described the driver as a 25-year-old male who was potentially under the influence of alcohol. The driver was not injured despite deploying his car’s airbags.

The eastside of 164th Ave Southeast is under construction and there are no sidewalks on either side of the road where the incident took place, Abbott said. The east side of the road is covered in orange traffic cones and barrels from approximately the 2700 block of 164th Avenue Southeast to Southeast 264th Street.

“The driver was arrested and as of this email the driver is to be booked for investigation of vehicular assault,” Abbott stated in the email.”

The name of the driver and the victim was not released by KCSO