A fight that began on a cruise ship spilled onto the streets of South Lake Union after the boat had docked, resulting in three pedestrians being struck by an SUV driven by a male party-goer early today, according to Seattle police.
Around 1:45 a.m., a large group of party-goers were involved in the disturbance aboard the ship. Fighting apparently continued on the street after the boat docked at Fairview Avenue East and East Blaine Street, a block west of Eastlake Avenue, police said. At some point, one of the men involved in the fight got into his SUV, which was parked on East Blaine Street, backed up, struck a parked car and then drove recklessly west on Blaine, hitting three pedestrians, according to police.
The SUV, with a possible shattered rear window, took off without stopping and was last seen driving south on Fairview Avenue East, police said. A search for the vehicle came up empty.
The three pedestrians were treated by medics and then taken to Harborview Medical Center with serious but non-life threatening injuries.
Detectives from the department’s Traffic Collision Investigation Squad are investigating.
(A earlier version of this story mistakenly said the ship where the fight began was an Argosy vessel. It was not. The boat belonged to another vendor that provides boating services on Lake Union.)