June 23, 2013 at 10:22 AM
Nanny pushes child in stroller to safety before car strikes her
A woman pushing a baby in a stroller Saturday evening near Mount Baker Park was struck by a car in a crosswalk and thrown onto the hood, but she managed to save the child, Seattle Police say.
The woman, identified as a family’s nanny, saw the car approaching and pushed the stroller out of the way, according to police. Although the car brushed the stroller and knocked it over, the 1-year-old girl was strapped in tight enough to prevent her from being injured, police say.
The woman, who reportedly was thrown onto the hood with enough force to break the windshield, was taken to Harborview Medical Center for a possible broken or dislocated shoulder.
Witnesses told police the car was traveling west on South McClellan Street at about 6 p.m. when it came to a stop at Lake Park Drive South. Meanwhile, the woman and baby were walking south in the crosswalk, but the car’s driver did not see them and accelerated through the intersection, according to police.
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