Truck driver hits pedestrian on US Highway 101 near Hoh Rainforest

Posted 7/20/22 A pedestrian walking along the shoulder of US Highway 101 was hit by a U-Haul truck just after 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 12.

The walker, later identified by the Washington State Patrol as a 51-year-old ... This item is available in full to subscribers.

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Posted Wednesday, July 20, 2022 10:06 am A pedestrian walking along the shoulder of US Highway 101 was hit by a U-Haul truck just after 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 12.

The walker, later identified by the Washington State Patrol as a 51-year-old Mount Vernon man, was taken to Forks Community Hospital for medical treatment. The mishap occurred on the West End, near Milepost 178 of US 101 south of the Hoh Rainforest in Olympic National Park. The driver of the U-Haul truck was identified as a 61-year-old Forks man.

The driver was heading south on US 101 when the walker, also headed south along the shoulder of the highway, was hit by the mirror on the passenger side of the 2011 Ford E450 box truck.

The roadway was partially blocked for 40 minutes.

The Washington State Patrol reported the cause of the incident as "failing to yield."