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