Medical emergency crews and police responded to the intersection of 12th and Jackson just before 7 Monday night after a car struck two people causing serious injuries.
We don’t know the specific conditions of the two victims but we know that one female was found lying the eastbound lane of Jackson and another victim was found in the westbound lane. Traffic in the area was snarled during the medic response and investigation of the 6:45 PM incident.
According to police radio, responding officers did not determine that the driver was impaired by drugs or alcohol.
Both victims were transported to Harborview with serious injuries. We’ll update when we know more.
The incident is a reminder to be especially cautious on the streets as we transition into the dark winter months.
I don’t presume to know anything about this incident, but I want to echo the sentiment for pedestrians to be especially careful this time of year. Even the most contentious driver will have a hard time seeing you if you aren’t wearing reflective clothing, especially when it’s raining.
I lost a dear friend a few years back in a car/pedestrian accident. It was raining heavily, and she darted out between cars into the street. I honestly don’t blame the driver, and i certainly don’t blame her. It was just a bad, sad situation.
Be careful out there, everybody.
I was one of the first on the scene last night – any updates on the condition of the two pedestrians? I believe they were actually riding a scooter and were thrown after impact with the car.
I also don’t presume to know anything about this accident, but *a lot* of accidents could be avoided if drivers would just *slow down* – especially when it is dark and raining…. no where you are going is important enough to end a person’s life.