Pedestrian injured when stuck by car near Marysville

MARYSVILLE — Just before 8 p.m., Monday, Marysville Fire District crews were dispatched to the 6300 block of 33rd Avenue NE near Marysville where a man had been stuck by a vehicle.

The 68-year-old man was transported to the Colby Campus in Everett with life-threatening injuries, according to Kristen Thorstenson, Public Education Specialist/Public Information Officer for the Marysville Fire District.

In Marysville, there have been several vehicle versus pedestrian incidents in the last few weeks.

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Thorstenson offers the following tips to keep yourself or someone else 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.

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