Pedestrian killed, bicyclist injured in Kennewick

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Associated Press

Posted on December 13, 2012 at 10:03 AM

Updated Thursday, Dec 13 at 10:03 AM

KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — 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 (http://bit.ly/RpKht6 ) 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.

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Information from: Tri-City Herald, http://www.tri-cityherald.com

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