A pedestrian crossing a rainy E Pine just before 2 AM Friday morning was struck by a car and seriously injured. This picture of the scene across the street from R Place was provided to us by @elise81. The victim was thrown to the pavement in the downhill westbound lane in front of the E Pine Stumptown.
We do not yet have details on the victim or the specifics of his or her condition. The victim was transported from the scene by Seattle Fire and taken to Harborview to be treated for injuries suffered in the impact.
We are also checking with SPD regarding the incident.
The crossing at the location does have a crosswalk but there are no traffic lights at the intersection. It can make for a challenging crossing during the day and a sketchy one on a wet night — and not just for pedestrians. As with similar crossings elsewhere on E Pine and E Pike, look both ways, yes, but also consider taking it slow if you are driving.