Woman struck by vehicle near 23rd Av S and Rainier Av S

On 06-08-12, at approximately 8:56 a.m., officers responded to a pedestrian/ vehicle collision at 23 Av S and Rainier Av S. Witnesses reported that the victim was walking eastbound in the crosswalk at the intersection of 23rd Av S and Rainier Ave S., when she was struck by a vehicle that was north bound on Rainier Ave in the right lane of travel.

The 80-year-old woman sustained significant head injuries as a result of the collision. Seattle Fire responded and treated the victim on scene. She was taken to Harborview Medical Center by medics with life threatening injures.

Traffic Collision Investigators responded and processed the scene. A Drug Recognition Officer also responded and evaluated the driver for signs of impairment. None  were detected. Neither the adult female driver nor the 12-year-old passenger were injured as a result of the collision.   This is an open and active investigation.