Detectives Investigating Truck/Pedestrian Collision in West Seattle

Detectives from the Traffic Collision Investigation Squad (TCIS) responded to a serious injury collision this afternoon involving a Seattle Public Utilities truck and a man in a wheelchair.

Shortly after noon today, officers responded to 911 calls of a collision at Delridge Way SW and SW Brandon Street.  The large utilities truck was stopped for a red light, facing northbound on Delridge.  The driver of the truck then began to make a right turn, colliding with the 55-year-old male in the wheelchair, who had entered the crosswalk in front of the truck.  The impact from the collision caused significant injuries to the pedestrian. 

Seattle Fire responded and transported the male victim to Harborview Medical Center.  The driver of the utility truck was evaluated at the scene for any sign of impairment, which is standard protocol in injury collisions.  The driver did not exhibit any signs of impairment.

TCIS detectives responded and began processing the scene.  After several hours the intersection was reopened.  This remains an active and on-going investigation.