A cyclist was killed Friday morning after she was struck by large truck in downtown Seattle.
The driver of a large box truck was headed south on 2nd Avenue and turned left on to University Street, where he struck and fatally injured the cyclist.
Police contacted the driver—a man in his 40s—at the scene and called for SPD’s Traffic Collision Investigation Squad.
Police have closed 2nd Avenue around University Street while traffic investigators review the incident and interview witnesses. The street will be closed for several hours. We’ll have more information as it becomes available.
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Two officers arrested the suspect near the Seattle Center just before 11:30 p.m. Thursday night. They took the suspect into custody without incident and are booking him into King County Jail for narcotics related charges and a warrant.
Detectives will continue their investigation to determine charges related to the hit and run.
Detectives are investigating a hit and run of a child and mother after driver flees police.
West Precinct Anti Crime Team officers were conducting an operation in the 400 block of Battery Street Thursday night when a suspected drug dealer escaped arrest.
The suspect fled on foot and eventually got into a waiting car and took off.
Officers did not pursue the car due to the extreme risk of injury to people in the area.
The suspect drove the vehicle erratically, ran a red light and stop sign and clipped a parked car near 6 Ave. and Denny Way. The suspect’s car continued onto the sidewalk striking a woman pushing a stroller containing an infant. The suspect bailed out of the damaged car and fled the area on foot.
Witnesses describe the suspect as a tall hispanic male in his twenties wearing a white shirt and jeans and may be armed with a handgun.
Medics transported the infant and mother to Harborview Medical Center for minor injuries sustained in the crash.
Traffic Collision Investigators are conducting the follow-up investigation.
SPD traffic investigators are looking for the driver of large truck, which fatally struck a pedestrian Thursday on First Hill.
Police received reports of the collision at 8th Avenue and James Street just after 3:30 PM and arrived to find the deceased victim.
Investigators have not yet identified the vehicle involved in the collision, but witnessed described it as a large commercial truck. Detectives are still speaking with witnesses and working to locate cameras which may have captured images of the truck.
Police do not yet know if the driver was aware they had struck the victim, and have not yet established whether this is an intentional hit and run case. Police also have not yet identified the victim.
James Street will be closed between 8th and 9th Avenue this evening as detectives investigate the incident.
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