Officer-Involved Vehicle/Pedestrian Collision

A patrol officer responding to an in-progress disturbance call involving a gun collided with a female pedestrian.

Preliminary investigation indicates that on September 7th at approximately 11:51 p.m. a uniformed patrol officer in a fully-marked police car was responding with emergency lights and siren activated to an in-progress domestic violence disturbance call involving a gun.  While enroute to the call the officer was travelling southbound on MLK Jr. Way South.  At or near the intersection with South Willow Street a female pedestrian was crossing MLK from east to west and was struck by the patrol car’s driver-side mirror.

After the initial vehicle/pedestrian collision the officer lost control of his patrol car, struck a light pole south of the intersection and came to rest.  The specific circumstances contributing to the initial collision are unknown at this time and remain under investigation.

SFD medics responded to the scene.  The pedestrian, a female in her mid-30’s, was transported to Harborview Medical Center (HMC) by ambulance with minor injuries.  The officer, a male in his 30’s, did not sustain obvious injury but was transported to HMC for evaluation.

All lanes of southbound MLK Jr. Way South were shut down for approximately two hours while officers and detectives conducted their on-scene investigation.

Traffic Collision Investigation Squad detectives responded to the scene and continue to actively investigate.