UPDATE 10:18 P.M.| The Seattle Police Department says the 59-year-old man hit by a car earlier this evening has died.
Police say the pedestrian, dressed in dark clothing, had been illegally crossing Rainier Avenue South from west to east when a southbound pickup truck struck him. Detectives discovered no drug or alcohol impairment in the pickup truck driver, a man in his 70s, after evaluating him at the scene.
A 59-year-old man has been taken to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries after a car struck him in Rainier Valley tonight, according to the Seattle Fire Department.
The man was crossing the street near the intersection of Rainier Avenue South and Martin Luther King Jr. Way South when he was struck by a car around 8:24 p.m., according to Seattle Fire spokesman Kyle Moore. A good Samaritan started CPR on him and emergency personnel who quickly arrived continued resuscitation as they transported him to the hospital. The man did not have a pulse when medics arrived, Moore said.
The collision was not a hit-and-run according to Seattle Police spokesman Jeff Kappel. Police are on-scene investigating what happened. KING 5 reports that police have blocked off Rainier Avenue South at Martin Luther King Jr. Way South for the investigation.