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Police Searching for Silver Toyota 4-Runner Involved in Fatality Hit and Run

Traffic Collision Investigation detectives are investigating a fatality hit and run collision that occurred 4th and Columbia at 12:32 this morning. Police continue to search for the silver Toyota 4-Runner that drove away after striking an adult female pedestrian, causing fatal injuries. The investigation resulted in an hours long closure… [ Keep reading ]

Woman Seriously Injured After Being Hit by a Car at 85 and Palatine

North Precinct patrol officers responded to a report of a collision involving a car and a pedestrian just before 6 p.m. tonight at the intersection of N 85th Street and Palatine Avenue N. An 80-year-old female pedestrian sustained life threatening injuries during the collision. Seattle Fire medics immediately transported her… [ Keep reading ]

New Year’s Eve Celebration Safety

The year is quickly coming to an end. As we prepare for New Year’s Eve celebrations, we want to remind you that public safety is our number one priority. We have added additional staff throughout the city to ensure everyone has a safe evening. In addition to these extra officers, we… [ Keep reading ]

Move Left For First Responders Working to Clear Crash Scenes

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) declared November 13 – 19, Traffic Incident Response Week, to highlight the work first responders do to keep the public safe. Seattle Police, Seattle Fire, and Seattle Department of Transportation employees respond to crashes every day. The City of Seattle recognized that this can be a dangerous… [ Keep reading ]

Motorcyclist Dies After Fall off of Viaduct

Police were called to investigate a fatality collision on the Alaskan Way Viaduct around 9:40 p.m. last night. Preliminary indications are that speed played a factor in the collision. According to witnesses, a 22 year old man was traveling in the northbound lanes of the viaduct when he lost control of his motorcycle,… [ Keep reading ]

Box Truck Strikes JLG Lift, Throwing Two Workers From the Basket

Two Seattle Department of Transportation contractors were injured around 8 o’clock this morning after a box truck struck the lift they were working in on a westbound exit ramp of the West Seattle Bridge on throwing both men from the basket, to the ramp and surface street below. The contractors were working on the Fauntleroy… [ Keep reading ]

Tipped Tractor-Trailer Carrying Cargo of Crab Complicates Commute

UPDATE: As of about 6:30, the viaduct deck has been cleared. One northbound lane has been reopened and traffic is moving. The curb lane will remain closed until engineers have a chance to inspect damage to a light-pole and the guardrail. Around 2:30 this afternoon, we received reports that a tractor-trailer… [ Keep reading ]

Car/Bus Collision Blocks All Lanes at Denny and Broadway

Police are on the scene of an injury collision involving a car and a King County Metro coach near the intersection of Denny and Broadway. The collision occurred just before 5 p.m. in the northbound lanes of Broadway, just south of Denny, when a passenger car rear ended a Metro… [ Keep reading ]

Driver Arrested After Striking Four People In Hit and Run

A 27-year-old driver was arrested in Belltown this morning after striking four people in a hit and run. Police were called to Wall Street and Denny Way at 1:26 AM after a driver in a white Scion reportedly struck four people and sped away. One of the victims sustained a serious head… [ Keep reading ]

Motorcyclist Killed In SODO Crash

Detectives are investigating after a motorcyclist died following a crash in SODO Wednesday afternoon. Officers were called to 4 Ave. S. and Edgar Martinez Dr. S. at 2:50 PM Wednesday when witnesses saw a motorcyclist get thrown from his bike and strike a pole.  Officers arrived with the Seattle Fire… [ Keep reading ]