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18-year-old hit while standing on shoulder of roadway
Silverdale resident Brandan Edward Fontelar, 18, was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center with serious injuries after being struck by a car in the 13200 block of Silverdale Way NW, between Grandpeak Lane and Spirit Ridge Drive, late Monday night.
A Harborview spokesperson said that Fontelar was moved out of the intensive care unit (ICU) on Tuesday evening and was being listed in satisfactory condition.
Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue emergency crews and Kitsap County Sheriff's Office deputies were called at 10:36 p.m. Monday night. According to the sheriff's office, Fontelar was found lying on the northbound shoulder of the roadway. Fontelar had been struck by a vehicle that was traveling northbound on Silverdale Way.
Although the investigation is ongoing, preliminary reports indicate that Fontelar and his 18 year-old girlfriend, riding in a Kia Optima, had been heading northbound on Silverdale Way and were engaged in a verbal argument. During this argument the driver stopped the Kia in the travelled portion of the roadway. Fontelar then apparently got out of the car and walked around to the passenger side where he continued to argue with his girlfriend for a short time.
Fontelar next walked around the car in an effort to get back into the driver’s seat and was then struck by a Chevrolet Malibu that also was traveling northbound, driven by an unidentified 64 year-old Central Kitsap woman, according to the sheriff's office.
The driver of the Chevrolet told deputies that she saw the Kia stopped in the roadway and attempted to drive around it. The woman said that she didn’t see Fontelar standing next to the car as she maneuvered her vehicle.
After impact, Fontelar was carried for about 50 feet on the hood of the Chevrolet before falling off and coming to rest on the roadway shoulder. The car stopped on the same shoulder several feet further north. The driver of the Chevrolet Malibu wasn’t injured.
At this point, according to the sheriff's office, it does not appear that speed or alcohol or drugs are factors in this collision. Members of the sheriff’s traffic unit responded to the scene and are investigating this collision. Anyone with any information about this collision is asked to call Deputy Andrew Aman at (360) 337-4634.