Man and dog out for walk hit by automobile

The Mirror

A Federal Way man remained hospitalized Thursday in intensive care for head injuries that he suffered two days earlier after he was struck by a car while walking with his wife and dog.

The accident resulted in the dog’s death.

At about 5:55 a.m. Tuesday, Federal Way Police were called to the intersection of South 312th Street and 14th Avenue South, where they found the couple and their dog. They were crossing 312th in a crosswalk when the man and the dog were hit by a car driven by a 60-year-old man, according to police.

The male victim, whose name wasn’t revealed, suffered head injuries and was flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle by an Airlift Northwest helicopter. His wife wasn’t injured in the accident, authorities said.

The dog was taken to a veterinarian clinic, where it later died, authorities reported.

The name of the car’s driver wasn’t released, but police said he wasn’t hurt in the accident and he cooperated with investigators. As of Thursday, when today’s print edition of The Mirror went to press, they hadn’t reported an explanation for the accident, but alcohol wasn’t a factor in the collision, according to a police spokesman.

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