Vehicle/pedestrian collision fatality on Capitol Hill

On May 3rd at approximately 2:44 PM, Seattle Police responded to another vehicle/pedestrian collision, this time at Harvard Avenue East and East Thomas Street.  A Chevrolet pickup truck driven by a 34 year old male was backing into a  parking space on the east side of Harvard Avenue East. At the same time, a 91 year old female pedestrian was walking on the sidewalk in front of the parking spaces.  As the truck was backing into the parking space, it struck the pedestrian.  The Seattle Fire Department responded and transported the victim to Harborview Medical Center with multiple injuries.

A DUI/DRE officer responded to the scene and evaluated the driver for signs of impairment or intoxication.  There were signs of impairment.  The 34 year old driver was arrested and later booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Vehicular Assault.

TCIS detectives responded to investigate the collision and process the scene.   Detectives were informed later that the victim died at the hospital from her injuries.  This remains an on-going investigation.