Man in critical condition after being hit by car on busy Federal Way street

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. — A man is in the hospital fighting for his life after being struck by a driver.

The incident happened Thursday morning in Federal Way on Southwest 356th near 13th Avenue Southwest. Drivers had to find an alternative route because police blocked off the road.

“That’s sad that someone was hit by a car,” said Leslie Rose.

South King Fire and Rescue says they received the call around 5:20 a.m. When firefighters arrived, they found a man unconscious in the middle of the street.

“Yeah, I was there like literally minutes before that happened, there’s quite a bit of traffic in the morning at that time,” said Daniel Bazan.

The victim was taken to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition. Police say the driver stayed at the scene and that there were no signs of impairment.

It’s unclear if the driver was speeding, but neighbors tell KIRO 7 people constantly fly down the street.

“356th is really busy, it’s a really busy street… Cars come up and down this street fairly fast all the time. They have a stop sign up there with blinking lights and sometimes people don’t even slow down for that,” said Rose.

KIRO 7 asked neighbors what changes they’d like to see.

“I think if they actually put those monitors up where it shows how much traffic comes through and how fast they are going, then it would help get a little more data on the speeding,” said Bazan.

“They might need to put more speed bumps here,” said Rose.

They also say having more police patrolling the area would help tremendously, especially because it’s a residential the area.

“There’s a lot of kids that go to school around here, too,” said Bazan.