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News: Pedestrian dies after being hit by SPD vehicle in downtown Seattle

by | Jan 24, 2023 | Accidents in the News |

SEATTLE, WA — A 23-year-old woman died Monday night after being struck by a Seattle Police Department patrol vehicle in Seattle’s South Lake Union area, reports KOMO News.

The incident occurred near the corner of Dexter Avenue North and Thomas Street, at about 8:00 p.m.

Officials have not disclosed the sequence of events leading up to the crash, but the victim was hit by an SPD officer who was responding to a “priority one” call in a marked department vehicle.

Responding officers administered CPR on the young woman before Seattle Fire Department crews arrived. The victim was rushed to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition, and was pronounced deceased on Tuesday.

A section of Dexter Avenue North was shut down for about three hours for the response but reopened shortly after 11:00 p.m.

An investigation by the SPD’s Traffic Collision Investigation Squad remains ongoing. At this time, it remains unclear whether or not the victim was in a designated crosswalk at the time of the fatal event.

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