Vehicle/Pedestrian fatality collision

On April 26th at approximately 12:17 p.m. officers responded to a report of a man pinned under a vehicle in a restaurant parking lot located in the 5400 block of NW Market Street.  Preliminary investigation indicates that a 67-year-old male pedestrian was walking in the parking lot.  At the same time, a green 1997 Pontiac Grand Am driven by a 37-year-old female backed out of a parking stall and drove southbound in the parking lot.  At some point the pedestrian ended up beneath the Pontiac.  Once the driver became aware there was someone underneath her car, she immediately stopped her vehicle. 

Fearing that moving the vehicle could cause further injury to the pedestrian, responding officers lifted the vehicle off the pedestrian and extricated him.  SFD medics administered first aid however, the pedestrian died at the scene.

The driver of the Pontiac was screened for any signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment.  None were observed.  The driver was subsequently interviewed and released from the scene pending further investigation. 

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office responded and removed the deceased.  The Pontiac was impounded and taken to the evidence garage for further investigation.  Traffic Collision Investigation Squad detectives responded to the scene and continue to actively investigate.