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Detectives Investigating Wednesday Night Greenwood Collision

Detectives are investigating after a man was struck by an driver of an SUV in the Greenwood neighborhood Wednesday night.

Witnesses called 911 at 10:05 pm Wednesday to report a man had been struck by a motorist in the 8500 block of Aurora Avenue North.

Police arrived and found Seattle fire Department medics treating the 71-year-old man for life-threatening injuries. Medics took the victim to Harborview Medical Center where he is currently recovering.

A drug recognition officer evaluated the 42-year-old driver of the SUV and detected signs of impairment. Officers took the driver to Harborview Medical Center where they served a search warrant for the man’s blood to determine the driver’s level of impairment.

Traffic collision detectives will now work the Prosecutor’s office as the case moves forward.