WSP: Deputy ran stop sign causing crash that seriously injured man in Everett

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — The Washington State Patrol says a Snohomish County sheriff's deputy ran a stop sign and caused a crash that seriously injured a pedestrian last week.

The patrol on Thursday sought witnesses as it investigates Friday's crash in Everett. Five people were hurt.

The most seriously injured was a 59-year-old Arlington man who was standing at the back of his pickup truck.

Trooper Mark Francis says the man underwent surgery at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. A hospital spokeswoman said Thursday he is satisfactory condition.

The patrol says the deputy's car ran a stop sign and was hit by another vehicle in the intersection. The patrol car then hit the pedestrian, pinning him between his truck and the patrol car.

A sheriff's spokesman says the deputy is on paid leave pending the patrol's investigation.