Elderly pedestrian struck by smart car

On 10/17/11, at approximately 8:00 a.m., a blue 2008 Smart Car driven by a 29- year-old female was traveling southbound on 18th Ave S, approaching S. Main St.  At the same time, a 73-year-old female pedestrian was walking eastbound in the marked crosswalk on the north side of the intersection when she was struck by the Smart car. 

The pedestrian was unconscious at the scene and was transported by Seattle Fire Department Medics to Harborview Medical Center for medical treatment for unknown injuries.  A Drug Recognition Officer screened the driver at the scene and found no signs of alcohol/drug use.  The driver was released from the scene pending further investigation.

Traffic Collision Investigators responded and processed the scene.