Man struck on I-5 in Everett

EVERETT — A man believed to be in his 30s was in critical condition Tuesday morning after being struck by at least two cars on southbound I-5 in Everett.

The crash happened about 5:08 a.m. on the freeway in the area of the 75th Street SE overpass, said trooper Mark Francis with the Washington State Patrol.

Witnesses at the scene said the man appeared to be trying to cross I-5. A driver in a Ford F-150 pickup truck saw the man and tried to swerve, Francis said.

The truck’s passenger side mirror struck the man.

Another southbound car then struck the man, Francis said.

The man was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Troopers were waiting on updated details from the hospital, Francis said.

The injured man was “very critical” but breathing, Francis said.

Troopers had not yet confirmed his age or hometown.

Traffic was backed up for about two hours, including surface streets in Everett as commuters sought alternate routes.

The investigation is ongoing.

View Crash, 3-26-13 in a larger map

More in Local News

Fatal car crash reported on Highway 92 near Lake Stevens

The 3 p.m. accident and investigation stopped traffic in both directions near Machias Road.

Firefighters come to the rescue and give mom new stroller

Donations to the Good Neighbor Program covered the $143.20 cost.

Mayor tries new tactic to curb fire department overtime

Stephanson says an engine won’t go into service when the only available staff would be on overtime.

Cheering families welcome Kidd, Shoup after 6 months at sea

“I get back Daddy back today,” said one homemade sign at Naval Station Everett.

Paine Field fire chief will be allowed to retire

In his letter, the airport director noted Jeff Bohnet was leaving while under investigation.

Stanwood man, 33, killed in crash near Marysville

Speed may have been a factor, the sheriff’s department said.

County plans to sue to recoup costs from ballot drop-box law

A quarter-million dollars could be spent adding 19 ballot boxes in rural areas.

County frees up $1.6M for Everett’s low-barrier housing

The plan appears on track for the City Council to transfer land ahead of next month’s groundbreaking.

Jamie Copeland is a senior at Cedar Park Christian Schools’ Mountlake Terrace campus. She is a basketball player, ASB president, cheerleader and, of course, a Lion. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Cedar Park Christian senior stepping up to new challenges

Jamie Copeland’s academics include STEM studies, leadership, ASB activities, honor society.

Most Read