Pedestrian dies after being hit by trailer in Redmond
A pedestrian believed to be a 21-year-old Bellevue man died after being struck by the rear trailer of a dump truck in Redmond on Friday...
A pedestrian believed to be a 21-year-old Bellevue man died after being struck by the rear trailer of a dump truck in Redmond on Friday morning.
The accident took place at Northeast 36th Street and 148th Avenue Northeast in the Overlake area at 8:23 a.m., Redmond police reported.
The truck was traveling north on 148th Avenue Northeast and turned right to go east on Northeast 36th Street. As the truck turned, the man walking north along 148th stepped into the path of the trailer, after apparently waiting for the first part of the truck-trailer combination to pass.
"It gave the appearance he didn't see the second trailer," said Cmdr. Kristi Wilson, police public-information officer.
The identity of the victim was withheld pending notification of relatives. The truck driver, a 52-year-old Bothell man, stopped his truck and was cooperating with officers.
Ceremony to reopen community center
The newly renovated Carol Edwards Center in Woodinville will reopen with a ceremony beginning at 5 p.m. Oct. 27 at the center at 17401 133rd Ave. N.E., Woodinville.
The Woodinville Community Band will play, and light refreshments will be provided by the Brittany Park Retirement Community, which is next door to the center.
After the reception, guests are invited to stay for a Harvest Happening and Great Pumpkin Hunt. The center is a former school in downtown Woodinville that has been extensively remodeled as a community gathering point, including offices and meeting rooms. A former swimming-pool area has been converted to a grand hall suitable for a variety of functions.
For information, visit www.ci.woodinville.wa.us or call 425-398-9327, Ext. 2300.
Security guard fights off attacker
A Bellevue Square security guard was attacked Friday morning when a man tried to steal his wallet, Bellevue police reported.
A scuffle ensued, and the guard's radio was thrown into some bushes, said Officer Greg Grannis, police public-information officer. No injuries were reported.
Some stores delayed opening because of the police activity. Officers searched the area but were unable to find the attacker.
Playground work begins at Crossroads
Construction started this week on a water-spray playground at Bellevue's Crossroads Park that is set to open this spring.
The 25,000-square-foot playground will include play features such as spitting frogs, squirting clams and Asian rice drums, and it will be accessible to children with disabilities.
The $1 million project is funded by grants, including $250,000 from the Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club and $300,000 from the state.
School celebrates new campus
Chestnut Hill Academy is inviting the community to celebrate the opening of its South Campus today during a 1 p.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony.
The private, independent school's North Campus, at 2610 116th Ave. N.E. in Bellevue, serves kindergarteners and first-graders. The new South Campus, at 13633 26th St. S.E., serves second- through eighth-graders.
Seattle Times Eastside bureau
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