SPD: 73-year-old woman struck by car near Pratt Park

A 73-year-old woman was struck by a car at 18th Ave S and S Main St near Pratt Park. She was unconscious when medics arrived, and was transported to the hospital.

She was crossing in a marked crosswalk around 8 a.m. October 17 when the 29-year-old driver of a blue 2008 Smart Car struck her. The incident is under investigation.

From the SPD Blotter:

On 10/17/11, at approximately 8:00 a.m., a blue 2008 Smart Car driven by a 29- year-old female was traveling southbound on 18

th Ave S, approaching S. Main St.  At the same time, a 73-year-old female pedestrian was walking eastbound in the marked crosswalk on the north side of the intersection when she was struck by the Smart car. 

The pedestrian was unconscious at the scene and was transported by Seattle Fire Department Medics to Harborview Medical Center for medical treatment for unknown injuries.  A Drug Recognition Officer screened the driver at the scene and found no signs of alcohol/drug use.  The driver was released from the scene pending further investigation.

Traffic Collision Investigators responded and processed the scene.

5 thoughts on “SPD: 73-year-old woman struck by car near Pratt Park

  1. The sun was hanging in a blinding way yesterday morning. Even when headed south it shone throught the left frong pilar area of the car. It was a dangerous morning.

    Hope she is OK.

  2. Poor lady. I hope she has a speedy recovery. Not that it makes the situation any better but I am glad it was a small car. I also hate those times when the Sun is at such an angle to blind me but I also slow way down and have sun glasses on hand.

  3. Exactly CDhuman…. I don’t understand what goes through people’s minds when they are blinded yet continue to drive and drive fast…. Hint – if you can’t see your automobile has been turned into a 2,000 lb unguided missile and you could rather easily kill or maim someone with it… slow down….way down…. stop if necessary