Pedestrian struck on Highway 16 was arguing with his wife

Although the 26-year-old Bremerton man struck while walking on State Highway 16 Saturday had demanded his wife pull over and let him out of the car during an argument, it was his wife who ended up taking him to the doctor.

The couple had been at a party when an argument started. The man left the party and began walking until the woman was able to find him and convince him to get into the car, according to State Patrol spokeswoman Trooper Krista Hedstrom. The argument continued and, while on the highway, the man demanded the woman pull over and let him out of the car at about 11:36 p.m.

"He then walked into traffic and got hit," Hedstrom wrote in an e-mail. "This actually happens quite often. Well, they usually don't get hit ... but same scenario."

The man was struck in the left leg by the right front tire of a 2004 Honda Civic driven by a 19-year-old Port Orchard man.

The woman took the injured man to Group Health Urgent Care in Port Orchard. He was then taken to Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus

Read the Oct 21
Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Browse the archives.

Friends to Follow

View All Updates