Bremerton pedestrian runs into vehicles

A 24-year-old Bremerton man attempted to jump in front of a moving vehicle on Auto Center Way Aug. 26 — more than one time.

An officer was dispatched to a motor vehicle collision at 3:47 p.m. involving a pedestrian at Auto Center Way and Katy Penman Avenue. The 24-year-old Bremerton driver said she was driving south on Auto Center Way when she saw the man walking on the shoulder in the same direction. As she was about to drive by him, he jumped in front of her vehicle, she said. She swerved to avoid him and he ran into the passenger’s side of her vehicle and jumped onto the hood, according to police reports.

The officer was also contacted by a 21-year-old Port Orchard woman who said the same man ran into her vehicle when she was driving north on Auto Center Way. She said she stopped her vehicle for him because it appeared as if he was going to cross the street, but then he stopped walking. As she continued to drive, the man jumped in front of her car and she once again stopped and he jumped onto the hood.

The man told the officer that he was out for a jog and didn’t see either vehicles as he was going to cross the street. He added that because of his poor vision in his left eye, he did not see the vehicles. The officer asked the man if he was feeling suicidal or wanted to injure himself and the man responded “no.”

The man was transported to Harrison Medical Center for an evaluation. The officer requested that Kitsap Mental Health also do an evaluation on the man. No charges were made.

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