Here are a couple incidents of note from Saturday on the Hill reported by the CHS community, one involving a woman struck by a car on 12th Ave and another involving an old tree on Boylston near Seattle Central losing a massive branch and closing down the street.
- In the 12th Ave car vs. pedestrian incident, ras reports details of a woman struck while crossing the busy street just after 1 PM:
My husband was walking south on 12th when he looked up to see a woman on the windshield of a car at the intersection of 12th and Howell. She had been crossing (legally) at the intersection when a car ran into her. Police and ambulances quickly arrived. She didn’t appear hurt, but seemed to be in shock.
We’ve reported on an effort underway by the Capitol Hill Community Council to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety along 12th Ave. The street has been the location for several car vs. pedestrian incidents over the years. You can learn more at http://capitolhillcommunitycouncil.org/campaigns/12-ave-street-improvement/
- Photographer Rob Ketcherside alerted us to this arboreal issue from the corner of Boylston and Olive St behind Seattle Central Community College:
Hour 3 of the investigation. Police have cordoned off E. Olive Street and Boylston Avenue after the collapse of about a quarter of the beautiful old tree. The city arborist is on the scene assessing the damage.
Longtime readers of CHS will note, there are only four times a year when trees fall or lose branches around Capitol Hill. When it’s really rainy and the ground is soaked. During heat waves. When the city says so. When it’s snowy. Make it five: When there are a lot of leaves and a little rain. So, basically, trees are always falling or losing branches on Capitol Hill. Look out below.