[mappress mapid="32"]The woman who survived being struck by a car and run over Wednesday morning as she crossed E Harrison at 15th Ave E somehow avoided life-threatening injuries and the results of tests of the driver show he was not impaired at the time he struck the woman, police told CHS Thursday afternoon.
The 64-year-old woman remains hospitalized with serious injuries but we do not have details beyond the multiple fractures and unknown internal injuries reported by Seattle Fire at the scene.
Police told CHS the woman was crossing the street just before 8:40 Wednesday morning when she was struck by the 2012 Honda Civic as its driver turned right from northbound 15th Ave E toward E Harrison.
“He struck the pedestrian at a low rate of speed, knocking her to the ground,” the responding officer wrote in a preliminary report. “The driver ran over the pedestrian before he was able to stop.”
The adult male driver was evaluated by a SPD drug recognition expert, but no signs of impairment due to alcohol or drugs were detected.
Police say the traffic collision investigation continues.