Serious injuries to man struck by car on Hansville Road
April 19, 2012 · Updated 6:03 AM
HANSVILLE — A 27-year-old Kingston man was hit by a car and seriously injured while directing traffic on Hansville Road, Sunday afternoon. He was flown to Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center.
North Kitsap Fire & Rescue crews were called to Hansville Road between Bayberry and Eagle Point at 4:09 p.m. on April 15, where it was reported that a car had hit and injured a man, Robert S. Pratt of Kingston. Pratt was conscious upon crews’ arrival, but had sustained multiple fractures to his legs after being struck by a vehicle traveling along the road where the speed limit is 50 mph. Medics called for an Airlift Northwest helicopter to transport Pratt from a landing zone at David Wolfle Elementary School to the regional trauma center at Harborview.
Kitsap County Sheriff spokesman Deputy Scott Wilson said Pratt was struck as he was directing traffic, where a privately owned black truck was attempting to tow another vehicle from the ditch. Earlier, NKF&R crews had responded to a one-car crash at 2:32 p.m., finding a Chevrolet Camaro off the roadway and in the ditch. The car’s only occupant declined medical treatment or transport. She also refused the crew’s offer to call for a tow truck, stating that she’d already called AAA. There was no evidence of impairment of the driver or damage to the vehicle, according to the sheriff deputy's report.
According to Wilson, an 87-year-old Hansville man driving a Honda Civic saw Pratt, braked, but "could not get the car stopped soon enough." The driver stated in the report he was heading northbound and saw the black truck, partially in the northbound lane, and he drove around it. As he cleared the truck, Pratt walked out into his path and was struck. Witnesses said it appeared the Civic driver didn't see Pratt on the road.
The Civic driver was driving the speed limit, and was not cited or arrested in the incident.
The investigation is ongoing.