Police Investigating Rainier Avenue Motorist/Pedestrian Collision

SPD Traffic Collision detectives are investigating after a motorist struck a pedestrian on Rainier Avenue on Tuesday.

Just before 5:30 PM, the 48-year-old motorist was driving southbound in a mini-van in the 7800 block of Rainier Avenue South when he struck a 59-year-old man, who was crossing mid-block.

Witnesses assisted in providing first-aid to the 59-year-old man, who was transported to Harborview Medical Center by Seattle Fire Department medics.

An SPD Drug Recognition Expert examined the 48-year-old driver at the scene and found no signs of impairment.

SPD’s Traffic Collision Investigation Squad continues to investigate the case.