The intersection of 12th, Union and Madison on the backside of Pike/Pine was busy Friday with emergency activity following incidents involving a car vs pedestrian collision and a construction worker fall. In a coincidence of 911 activity, the area was also busy with Seattle Fire and police overnight into Saturday.
- Around 1:37 AM, a reported taxi vs pedestrian collision injured a person struck by the car near 10th and Union. We’re still working on getting information on the extent of the victim’s injuries. UPDATE: The taxi reportedly struck three pedestrians in the incident with a male in his 20s transported to the hospital suffering back pain. The two other pedestrians suffered minor injuries, according to Seattle Fire.
- Around 1:45 AM in the chaos of a large crowd that formed around the scene of the collision, a female victim reported her purse had been stolen in a street robbery. No suspect information is available.
- Around 2:12 AM, police were called to the area around the lower parking lot at 11th and Pike behind the Wildrose to a report of a single gunshot. Arriving officers found a male at the scene who said he had a gun pointed at him by a group of four males in a Cadillac SUV who left southbound on 11th. It’s not clear if a shot was actually fired in the incident. Meanwhile, as police investigated the reported shot fired incident, officers were waved down by a male who said he had been hit with pepper spray in a separate altercation.
- Taxi vs. bike at 12th/Pike: The intersection at 12th and Pike was closed Saturday morning as SPD investigators documented the scene of a taxi vs. bike collision. We’re still gathering information on the incident involving a male rider and the extent of injuries he suffered. The crash happened just a few blocks from Friday’s car vs. pedestrian incident linked to above. UPDATE: A passenger in the taxi, former Stranger editor Danielle Henderson, posted this about the incident on Twitter: “Cab I was in just hit a cyclist who was bombing thru a red light w/ no helmet. The blood is…JESUS, guys, WEAR A HELMET, DON’T RUN LIGHTS.” Seattle Fire tells us the victim suffered head and possible internal injuries and was transported to the hospital in stable condition.