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June 12, 2013 at 11:47 AM

Pedestrian hit by pickup in northeast Seattle

A police investigator photographs the dented hood of a pickup involved in a serious pedestrian collision near the corner of Northeast 75th Street and 35th Avenue Northeast. (Photo by Jim Lovaas / The Seattle Times)

A police investigator photographs the dented hood of a pickup involved in a serious pedestrian collision near the corner of Northeast 75th Street and 35th Avenue Northeast. (Photo by Jimmy Lovaas / The Seattle Times)

A pedestrian is in critical condition after being struck by a pickup this morning in northeast Seattle.

The accident happened around 10:39 a.m. near Northeast 75th Street and 35th Avenue Northeast, according to the Seattle Fire Department. The victim, a man in his 20s, was taken to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition.

Witnesses say the victim had just gotten off a bus and was attempting to cross 35th Avenue Northeast when he was struck by a silver Chevrolet pickup.

The driver of the pickup was evaluated at the scene by a Drug Recognition Expert officer, who found no obvious signs of impairment.

Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: accident, Seattle Fire Department


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