The pair, who were walking home from a bar in rainy weather at about 1 a.m., had entered the crosswalk against a do-not-walk signal after they did not see any cars approaching, Washington State Patrol spokesman Mark Francis said.
"This was a months-long investigation and we found the main cause of the collision was them walking into the intersection," Francis
"But for their actions to have crossed illegally, no one would have been in the intersection when he
made the turn."
The man landed on the hood of the patrol car and rolled off, injuring his
leg and neck in the collision, Francis
The woman was also struck and left bleeding from her
The pair were treated by medics and by Thompson, who considered their injuries to be minor at the time, and both refused to be transported for hospital care, Francis
The emergency lights on the patrol car were not activated, Francis