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Parking Officer injured in downtown collision

On October 17th at approximately 9:02 a.m. a female SPD Parking Enforcement Officer (PEO) was driving her scooter northbound on 4th Avenue passing through the intersection with Blanchard Street on a green light. A male driving a 1996 Geo Metro was traveling eastbound on Blanchard Street and according to witnesses, failed to stop for the red light he was facing and struck the PEO’s scooter. The PEO was transported to Harborview Medical Center with minor injuries. The driver of the Geo Metro was cited for a red light violation.