Pasco woman speaks out following car accident that went viral
PASCO, Wash. — For Kristi Ambrose, Thursday was a day she will never forget because she thought it was going to be her last.
“It was terrifying, I literally thought I was going to die,” she said. “I don’t want anybody to go through what I went through, it was very emotional.”
As she pulled up to the intersection of Sandifur Parkway and Road 68 in Pasco on Thursday, she noticed the traffic lights were not working.
Like everyone else she began to treat the intersection like a four-way-stop.
Ambrose looked left and right and when neither side moved, she thought it was her turn.
However as she went through her car was struck on the right side.
“My car was tossed in the air and it went up over another car and it flipped,” she said. “I didn’t have any control of the situation, I just prayed and asked God to protect me and to take me home safely to my children,” said Ambrose.
Many Pasco residents on Friday said the light has ongoing issues, leaving many with questions.
“I’d like to know why, I want it fixed,” said Ambrose.
“The thought of not going home to your family it’s just a difficult thing to go through and I just never imagined that something like that would’ve happened or I wouldn’t have gone that way,” she said in tears.
Ambrose walked away from the wreck with scraps and bruises.
She is still in pain, but bears an emotional scar.
“I can’t even imagine going through that intersection again,” she said.
She hopes the city will do something to make sure the problem is fixed.
“The next person may not be as lucky as I was,” said Ambrose.”I’m just so grateful to be alive, it felt so good to go home, hug my children, pet my dog and just be alive,” she said. “I’m very grateful.”
KAPP-KVEW has reached out to Pasco Public Works multiple times both Friday and Monday to see if anything is being done about this intersection.
We are still waiting to hear back.