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Vehicular Assault Suspect Arrested in First Hill Neighborhood

Police responded to a collision involving a vehicle and pedestrian near the intersection of Broadway and Marion Street in the First Hill neighborhood this afternoon.

Just after 02:00 p.m., police located an 81-year-old female who sustained a significant head injury from the collision. It was reported a vehicle was initiating a turn onto Marion Street when the driver struck the victim as she was in the crosswalk.

Seattle Fire Department personnel provided medical aid and transported the victim to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition.

A Drug Recognition Expert responded to scene and found the 38-year-old female suspect driver exhibited signs of drug impairment.

Police arrested the suspect for vehicular assault and booked her into King County Jail.

Detectives from the Traffic Collision Investigation Squad will lead the ongoing investigation.