POULSBO — A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle at Hostmark Street and Caldart Avenue around 9 a.m. today.
The person struck by the vehicle, a 63-year-old woman, was taken to Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton with what appeared to be critical injuries, Poulsbo Fire Department spokeswoman Jody Matson reported.
Washington State Patrol is investigating.
According to Poulsbo Police Chief Dan Schoonmaker, it appears that the pedestrian was walking from 15th Street to Hostmark Street and the driver was westbound when the collision occurred.
It’s the second time in four days that a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in Poulsbo. A 69-year-old Poulsbo woman died Dec. 15 at Harborview Medical Center from injuries she received earlier in the day when she was struck by a car while in a crosswalk on Front Street and Torval Canyon Road.
Regarding the woman struck at Hostmark and Caldart, Schoonmaker said, “This woman was conscious and was answering some questions, which is a much better sign than what we had the other day.”
An airlift to Harborview was requested by responding firefighters, but was denied due to weather conditions.
The police chief suggested drivers maintain awareness during the darker winter months.
“Drivers [have] got to constantly be paying attention. We’ve got a lot of foot traffic in this city and people who are walking can’t always expect that the cars are going to stop. You’ve got to be ever-vigilant when you’re driving and when you’re a pedestrian.
Schoonmaker also recommended pedestrians and joggers wear reflective gear.