Pike was blocked in all directions Wednesday night following a reported car vs. scooter collision that we are told resulted in serious injuries for the rider.
SPD and Seattle Fire have not released official updates on the incident yet but the investigation has continued into the night at the scene on Pike just above Boren near the new Starbucks roastery.
We do not yet have information on the rider or the rider’s condition. UPDATE: Seattle Fire tells CHS that the rider was a female in her 50s. She was transported to the hospital in what was reported as stable condition after suffering a head injury after hitting the car. The driver of the car was not injured.
The crash was first reported just before 5 PM. A sedan at the scene appeared to have damage sustained to its right-side back bumper.
SPD’s Traffic Collision Investigation team was at the scene collecting evidence.
Traffic and buses in the area were re-routed off Pike.
— Seattle Transit Blog (@SeaTransitBlog) February 19, 2015
UPDATE 2/19/2015: While we wait for the official report from SPD, here is is a series of Tweet from user @TheBirdRoast that we’re told by those at the scene provide an accurate account of the incident:
think I might have watched someone die today. there was a woman in a hoveround at the top of the street, her wheel was stuck or somethin.. — Tindal (@TheBirdRoast) February 19, 2015
- so a group of folks stopped to help her, but she didn’t want the help and ended up fleeing from them.. right into the intersection…
- the hoveround hit the back of a passing car, and she went splat. the car was pretty fucked up + there was blood in the street. dunno if she…
- died or not, but the ambulance took her away and they came back later to collect her teeth. pretty sure she’s probably dead. pretty crazy.
We’ll update when we get more information from SPD. We’ll also check with Harborview to see if we can get an update on the patient’s condition.
UPDATE: SPD tells us the official collision report is not yet available. The complicated reports can sometimes take weeks to complete. SPD did confirm, however, that the victim was riding a mobility scooter in the crash and that her injuries were not life threatening.