Second pedestrian hit in Marysville in less than 24 hours
December 12, 2010 · Updated 4:27 AM
MARYSVILLE - For the second time in less than 24 hours Marysville Fire District crews were dispatched to a vehicle versus pedestrian accident. Just before 5 p.m., Dec. 11, the call came in for a female who had been injured in the area of 116th Street NE and 27th Avenue NE.
Medics transported the 15-year-old Marysville area resident with non-life threatening injuries to Providence Regional Medical Center Everett.
“We typically don't think of pedestrian safety this time of year. It is darker longer hours of the day and even during daylight hours, it is shades of gray most days," according to Kristen Thorstenson, Public Education Specialist/Public Information Officer for the Marysville Fire District. “There are so many things on our minds - the hustle and bustle of the season.”
In Marysville, there have been several vehicle versus pedestrian incidents in the last few weeks so Thorstenson offers the following tips to help keep community members safe:
Be visible - wear light colored or reflective clothing.
Use sidewalks and crosswalks where available.
Pay attention - drivers, bike riders and pedestrians all need to be aware of their surroundings.
Minimize distractions - we are less likely to see or hear pedestrians or vehicles if we have headphones in/on our ears or are paying attention to our cell phones.
Children (even teens) don't have the developmental maturity to judge vehicle speed or distance well - kids under 10 years old should always have an adult supervising them while crossing.