Last night, just before 7:00 pm, North Precinct officers responded to a report of a pedestrian struck by a car in the 11000 Block of Lake City Way NE.
A Saturn Ion was travelling north in the 11000 Block of Lake City Way NE. At the same time, an adult male attempted to cross Lake City Way in front of the car, when he was struck. Seattle Fire and Seattle Police both responded to the scene. The 55-year-old pedestrian was transported to Harborview Medical Center via Medics, but unfortunately he died of his injuries a short while after arriving at the hospital.
The 23-year-old male driver, the only occupant of the car, was evaluated at the scene by a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) officer, which is standard procedure. There were no signs of impairment exhibited by the driver. Detectives from the Traffic Collision Investigation Squad (TCIS) responded to the scene and began their investigation. The driver was interviewed and released. This remains an active and on-going TCIS investigation.