The woman who was hit by a car in a parking lot near Harvard Ave and E. Thomas has died, according to Seattle Police. SPD says the woman was walking on the sidewalk Monday afternoon in front of parking spaces at an apartment building when she was struck by a truck backing into a spot. The driver was arrested and booked into jail for investigation of vehicular assault. He also showed "signs of impairment" when tested for alcohol or drugs. We have received information with various ages listed for the victim. SPD says she was 91. Some more details from CHS commenter --MC:
I agree that people should slow down in the intersections, but in this case the accident took place in the parking spaces behind the apartments. The SUV driver backed too fast into the space and knocked the old lady down. He ran off, but was later apprehended.
Vehicle/pedestrian collision fatality on Capitol Hill
TCIS detectives responded to investigate the collision and process the scene. Detectives were informed later that the victim died at the hospital from her injuries. This remains an on-going investigation.