Police Investigating Rainier Avenue Motorist/Pedestrian Collision


SPD Traffic Collision detectives are investigating after a motorist struck a pedestrian on Rainier Avenue on Tuesday.

Just
before 5:30 PM, the 48-year-old motorist was driving southbound in a mini-van
in the 7800 block of Rainier Avenue South when he struck a 59-year-old man, who
was crossing mid-block.

Witnesses
assisted in providing first-aid to the 59-year-old man, who was transported to
Harborview Medical Center by Seattle Fire Department medics.

An
SPD Drug Recognition Expert examined the 48-year-old driver at the scene and
found no signs of impairment.

SPD’s
Traffic Collision Investigation Squad continues to investigate the case.