A pedestrian was injured after being struck by a driver Thursday afternoon at Broadway and John, a Capitol Hill intersection already targeted for safety improvements due to recent collisions and close calls and increased activity in the area around Capitol Hill Station.
Seattle Fire and police were called to the busy intersection just after 1:30 PM to the reported collision. According to Seattle Fire, the person who was struck was being transported to Harborview. We should know more about the patient and their condition soon. UPDATE: SFD tells us the person struck was an adult female who was transported to Harborview in stable condition. A witness report via Facebook said the woman may have suffered pelvic injuries.
The Thursday afternoon incident marked the second pedestrian hit on a Capitol Hill street in the last 24 hours. Around 10 PM Wednesday, police tell CHS a woman in her 20s was struck by a vehicle while crossing in the crosswalk at 10th and Pine at a busy crossing near Cal Anderson.
She suffered what was described as minor injuries. SPD says the driver was cited for failure to yield right of way to a pedestrian and using an electronic device while driving. The driver was looking at a phone when the collision occurred, police say.
As in the Broadway collision, the busy crossing at 10th and Pine has, of course, been the site of similar incidents in the past.