A 79-year-old woman has life-threatening injuries after she was struck by an SUV at 23rd and Rainier around 9 a.m. Police say the driver of the Chevy Tahoe does not seem to be impaired.
Witnesses tell police she was walking eastbound in the crosswalk when she was struck by the northbound Tahoe. The woman was transported to Harborview Medical Center.
On 06-08-12, at approximately 8:56 a.m., officers responded to a pedestrian/ vehicle collision at 23 Av S and Rainier Av S. Witnesses reported that the victim was walking eastbound in the crosswalk at the intersection of 23rd Av S and Rainier Ave S., when she was struck by a vehicle that was north bound on Rainier Ave in the right lane of travel.
The 79-year-old woman sustained significant head injuries as a result of the collision. Seattle Fire responded and treated the victim on scene. She was taken to Harborview Medical Center by medics shortly after officers arrived on scene.