An 86-year-old woman sustains life-threatening injuries after being struck by a Sound Transit light rail train today. At approximately 1:58 p.m. officers responded to 911 reports of a female pedestrian involved in a collision with a Sound Transit light rail train at South Graham Street and MLK Way Jr. Way South.
Preliminary investigation indicates that a Sound Transit train was traveling north on MLK Jr. Way South approaching South Graham Street. At the same time the 86-year-old female pedestrian was crossing MLK Jr. Way South from east to west on South Graham Street when the two collided.
Fire department medics responded to the scene and transported the female pedestrian to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.
Officers evaluated the 39-year-old light rail operator for signs of impairment due to alcohol and/or drugs. No impairment was detected.
Seattle Police Traffic Collision Investigation Squad detectives responded to the scene and continue to actively investigate.