Safety tips for pedestrians
An 18-year-old Elma man was hospitalized early Sunday after he was hit by a car while walking in the road, according to the Washington State Patrol.
About 2:45 a.m. Sunday, the Elma man was walking east in the westbound lane of US 12, two miles southeast of Elma.
Meanwhile, a 34-year-old woman was driving west in a 2016 Kia Forte.
Her vehicle crashed into the man before coming to a stop, according to the state patrol.
The man was later taken to Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia.