UPDATE, 7:20 p.m. | Police determined that the driver was not driving under the influence and released him pending further investigation.
EARLIER POST | Police say a 69-year-old woman was fatally injured when a Chevrolet pickup struck her in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood this afternoon.
Medics responding to the accident at the intersection of First Avenue South and South Findlay Street took the woman to Harborview Medical Center while administering ongoing CPR, said Seattle Fire spokesman Kyle Moore. The Seattle Police Department has since reported that she did not survive.
The Police Department’s initial investigation shows that the victim was crossing First Avenue South from west to east near the stop-sign intersection when a 56-year-old man turned left onto the same street and hit her.
Customers and employees of Pig Iron BBQ and Slim’s Last Chance Chili Shack rushed to the woman’s aid when the accident happened in front of the businesses. Waitress Geneva Butler said the woman was bleeding and not moving after the accident.
Employees at one of the businesses said the woman worked at a nearby Essential Baking Company cafe, which closed early today after the accident.
A drug-recognition expert from the Seattle Police Department is on the scene investigating the accident along with other traffic collision detectives.