Follow us:

The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

May 15, 2013 at 4:36 PM

Pedestrian killed in Seattle’s Georgetown is identified

The 69-year-old woman who was fatally struck by a pickup in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood Tuesday was identified today as┬áSurinderpaul Basra.

Basra, an employee at the Essential Baking Company cafe in Georgetown, was crossing First Avenue South around 3 p.m. yesterday when a Chevrolet pickup turning left from South Findlay Street struck her. Medics took her to Harborview Medical Center, where she died soon after of blunt force injuries to the head, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office.

After Seattle Police Department detectives evaluated the 56-year-old driver who hit Basra, it was determined he was not under the influence at the time of the accident.

A small memorial has been set up for Basra at the accident scene, where friends and family have talked about what a loving and dedicated person she was, according to an employee at nearby Slim’s Last Chance Chili Shack. Friends spoke of her as someone who loved her job at the bakery so much she never took vacation time.

Seattle police detectives are still investigating the accident.

 

Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Georgetown, pedestrian hit

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


Advertising
The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►