Semi truck strikes man in wheel chair

Just shortly after 1:00 a.m. this morning an unmarked SPD detective unit onviewed an adult male double amputee lying in the intersection of 12 Av/E Cherry St. (previous condition, not a result of this collision) At the same time, they noticed a semi truck travelling west on E. Cherry St away from the male.

The detectives stopped the semi truck at Broadway Av/E Cherry St and located a wheelchair underneath the front portion of the semi truck. It is believed the male in the wheelchair was crossing north to south in the marked crosswalk at 12 Av/E Cherry St and was struck by the semi truck.

The 50-year-old male pedestrian was treated on scene by Seattle Fire Department and transported to Harborview Medical Center via Medics with substantial injuries.

The 33-year-old male truck driver was evaluated on scene by a Drug Recognition Expert unit, no signs of impairment were detected.

Traffic Collision Investigators responded and processed the scene. The investigation continues.