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December 2, 2013 at 8:15 AM
The Associated Press
The Washington State Patrol says a man on foot was struck and killed in the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 about 5 a.m. Monday near Tukwila.
The man died at the scene.
KOMO Radio reports the man was struck by a taxi that could not stop in time or swerve out of the way. The man did not carry identification and authorities hope to identify him through fingerprints.
November 16, 2013 at 12:16 PM
A woman hit and killed by a car Thursday night in Shoreline has been identified by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office as Mavva Gazarbekova, 76.
Gazarbekova was killed instantly around 7:30 p.m. Thursday as she was crossing Northwest Richmond Beach Road. King County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Cindi West said Gazarbekova was wearing dark clothing and was not in a crosswalk.
West said no drugs, alcohol or a speeding vehicle were suspected.
October 28, 2013 at 6:35 AM
UPDATE 1:40 p.m.: From Metro spokesman Jeff Switzer: “Our driver is very shaken up by this collision. Anytime there is a collision where someone is hurt or killed, it deeply affects everyone throughout the whole organization. ”
“Metro is safety and customer driven, and our bus drivers work every day to avoid collisions,” Switzer said. “We’re working with Seattle Police to understand the circumstances of this horrible incident, and Metro’s safety officers also are investigating.”
UPDATE 11:20: Seattle Police are investigating the possibility that the victim was down in the street even before the Metro bus came by. Police spokeswoman Renee Witt said investigators are still gathering information about the case.
UPDATE 11 a.m.: Metro Transit spokesman Jeff Switzer said the bus driver is male and has been a Metro driver since October of 2010.
PREVIOUS POST: A Metro bus struck and killed a pedestrian near 11th Avenue and Pine Street early this morning.
The victim is a man believed to be in his 20s or 30s, according to Lt. Randy Yamanaka with Seattle police.
Police became aware of the incident a few minutes after 6 a.m. when a person came running into Police Department’s east precinct, which is near the accident scene, saying there had been a serious accident involving a Metro bus.
When officers arrived at the scene, they found a westbound bus at mid-block in the 1100 block of East Pine Street where a person had been hit a the bus and was dead at the scene.
Three passengers were on the bus at the time of the accident. None was injured.
Detectives have interviewed the driver and are talking to the passengers.
A drug recognition expert has been called in, which Yamanaka said is routine in such cases.
Yamanaka said he had no information about the driver.
October 10, 2013 at 4:30 PM
A 14-year-old Everett girl was taken to Harborview Medical Center with serious injuries after being hit by a car on the sidewalk near the intersection of 112th Street and Seventh Avenue SE, according to Everett police.
A Toyota Camry, driven by a 48-year-old and headed west, veered into the sidewalk after being hit by a Chevy Suburban, driven by a 16-year-old turning east, around 2:40 p.m., police spokesman Aaron Snell said.
The Camry hit a third vehicle and then a building and the girl before rolling and landing upside down in a gap between the sidewalk and the building, Snell said.
Westbound 112th Street was closed as Everett police investigated; one eastbound lane was open. Traffic on southbound Seventh Avenue was being diverted east to 112th, police said.
October 7, 2013 at 10:21 PM
UPDATE: 10:39 p.m. | The accident that killed a woman crossing Highway 101 in Port Angeles is being investigated as a possible vehicular homicide, and troopers have arrested the woman driving the vehicle on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, State Patrol spokesman Russ Winger tweeted.
ORIGINAL POST | A woman was killed when she was hit by a vehicle while walking across Highway 101 in Port Angeles Monday night, according to the State Patrol.
Clallam County troopers are investigating, and westbound traffic is slow at the scene.
This post will be updated when more information becomes available.
October 6, 2013 at 9:56 AM
Seattle police are investigating a hit-and-run in the 9200 block of Rainier Avenue South that seriously injured a 40-year-old pedestrian about 10:40 p.m. Saturday.
Police report that one person said a vehicle struck the pedestrian and took off without rendering aid. Another person described the vehicle as gray, but there was no further description, police said.
The pedestrian was taken to Harborview Medical Center with serious, possibly life-threatening injuries.
Police, who arrived at the scene as the Seattle Fire Department was treating the man, say they could not find any witnesses to the collision. Anyone with information is asked to contact Seattle Police.
August 30, 2013 at 12:36 PM
A bicycle-pedestrian collision that left a pedestrian seriously hurt in a Madison Park crosswalk last Friday morning has prompted community groups to plan a “vigil walk” for traffic safety Saturday.
The Madison Park Community Council’s website says the 10 a.m. event will start at the Wells Fargo Bank, 4009 E. Madison, near where the collision occurred.
City and community leaders, including Mayor Mike McGinn, are expected to attend.
The accident occurred just before 9 a.m. last Friday at the intersection of East Madison Street and McGilvra Boulevard East. Neither the 26-year-old cyclist nor the pedestrian, who was reportedly well-dressed but not carrying identification, has been officially identified.
At the time of the collision, Fire Department medics said the pedestrian, who had been in a marked crosswalk, suffered “life-threatening” head injuries and was taken to Harborview Medical Center. The cyclist, described as having scrapes and bruises, also was taken to Harborview.
Seattle police spokesman Mark Jamieson said the department’s Traffic Collision Investigation Squad is investigating the case. He said the investigation was triggered by the severity of the pedestrian’s injury, not by any conclusion that a crime had been committed.
The investigation could “take a long time,” he said, and if evidence of a crime is found, it would be presented to the King County prosecutor.
Aaron Pickus, McGinn’s spokesman, said the mayor plans to attend the Saturday event, but it’s not clear if he will speak. Pickus said representatives of the city’s Transportation Department have had some contact with Madison Park community groups about possible ways to improve safety in the area.
April 10, 2013 at 9:56 AM
A woman was taken to Harborview Medical Center this morning after being hit by a car at the intersection of 15th Avenue East and East Harrison Street.
Medics said the woman, who appeared to be in her 60s, was alert and conscious after being partially run over by the compact car. They described her injuries as serious, but not life-threatening.
Seattle police sent a drug-recognition expert to the scene to evaluate the driver. Police say it wasn’t immediately clear whether the pedestian had been in a crosswalk.
(You can see an interactive map that shows the locations of collisions involving pedestrians and bicycles in Seattle from 2007 through mid-March 2013 by clicking on this link: Seattle pedestrian and bicycle accidents.)
April 8, 2013 at 5:45 PM
A man was taken to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries after being struck by a light-rail train near Seattle’s Rainier Beach Station about 5:10 p.m. today
The man, in his 40s or 50s, had a pulse but was not conscious, according to the Seattle Fire Department. He is in critical condition, according to Seattle Fire spokesman Kyle Moore.
The man was “running across the cross walk, against the traffic signal,” when he was hit, said Bruce Gray, spokesman for Sound Transit.
Besides a “Don’t Walk” signal, he said, there also was a blinking sign showing the outline of a train to show one was coming.
Gray said the train had been slowing down as it was pulling into the station, and he did not know how fast it was going.
He said the conductor “hit the emergency brakes and stopped as quick as he could,” but the man still was hit and thrown some distance away. No passengers inside the train were injured, said Gray.
Initially, train service was stopped in both directions, and then service was restored for one track around 8 p.m. Detectives are still investigating exactly what happened.
March 1, 2013 at 7:05 AM
A pedestrian was killed about 6 a.m. today after being struck by a vehicle on Airport Way between Highway 99 and and Admiralty Way in South Everett.
The person was dead when Snohomish County Sheriff’s deputies arrived at the scene of the incident, according to the Sheriff’s Office. The incident closed the road.
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