Elderly Bothell woman dies after traffic incident

A 74-year-old Bothell woman struck by a car early the evening of Dec. 16 died overnight at Harbor View Medical Center, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office.

The woman was hit while crossing the street to get her mail, sheriff's office Director of Communications Rebecca Hover said in a press release.

The accident happened at about 4:45 p.m. near 184th Street Southwest and North Road in unincorporated Bothell. Collision investigators said the woman stepped in front of the compact car as she crossed North Road and was struck. She was taken to Harborview with critical injuries.

There is no indication that speed, alcohol or aggressive driving played a part in the accident, according to Hover. The driver, a woman in her 40s, also lives in the general area. No citations have been issued; the crash remains under investigation.

Neither the name of the victim nor the driver has been released.

A section of North Road was closed following the incident, but drivers were able to detour through nearby Lynnwood High.

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