A man reportedly sleeping along the sidewalk at a Terry Ave parking garage entrance was treated by medics after being hit by a driver early Monday morning, according to emergency radio dispatches.
Seattle Police says it responded to the incident and may have more information soon and we have not yet heard back from Seattle Fire on specifics regarding the man’s non-life threatening injuries. UPDATE: SFD reports the victim, a 57-year-old male, was transported to Harborview in serious condition.
According to East Precinct radio dispatches, SPD and Seattle Fire units were called to the 500 block of Terry Ave around 6:45 AM after a driver reportedly ran over a man in his 50s outside a First Hill apartment building just off Boren and James.
According to police updates, the man was found unconscious but breathing. Jefferson between Terry and Boren was closed briefly to traffic during the response.
Monday’s incident will add to the tally of serious collisions on Capitol Hill, Central District, and First Hill streets so far in 2019 as SDOT struggles to address Vision Zero goals in the city. “We want to engineer our streets for slower speeds so that pedestrians and bicyclists are less exposed to traffic,” an SDOT representative tells CHS about the unfortunate trend. “But we also need people who are out there to be sober and paying attention.”
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