Pedestrian killed, bicyclist injured in Kennewick

Published On: Dec 12 2012 02:38:50 PM PST
KENNEWICK, Wash. -

A pedestrian was killed and a bicyclist was injured in separate accidents Wednesday with 15 minutes and two blocks of each other in Kennewick.

The Tri-City Herald reports a man who just stepped off a bus was hit by a pickup truck as he walked through a parking lot. The driver also hit some rocks and a parked car before stopping. The 80-year-old driver told police the accelerator stuck.

A short time later the bicyclist was hit by another pickup truck and dragged 270 feet.

The paper reports some auto shop workers used a jack to free her. She was taken to Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland. Police say her injuries did not appear life-threatening.