Crime, Transportation

Woman Hit, Seriously Injured While Crossing Rainier Avenue Near Mt. Baker Station

MT. BAKER – Another pedestrian has been hit by a car while crossing Rainier Avenue South in the North Rainier Valley – the second in just two weeks.

According to Seattle Police, it was just before 11 pm Thursday when a 30-year old woman was crossing Rainier Avenue South from the west side of the street to the east side at South Forest Street when she was struck by a 1994 Toyota Land Cruiser  traveling northbound on Rainier.

Seattle Police and Fire Departments responded and the woman was transported to Harborview Medical Center with serious injuries.

The 46-year old driver of the Toyota, who was not injured, was evaluated at the scene by police for alcohol and/or drug use, which is standard procedure,” wrote SPD spokesman Mark Jamieson. “No signs of impairment were detected.”

Detectives from the Traffic Collision Investigation Squad are conducting the investigation.

The incident comes just two weeks after a man was struck and killed by a pickup truck while crossing Rainier Avenue South.

In that case, police say it was just before 8:30 pm on Wed., Sept. 5, when the victim – a man in his 50’s  wearing all dark clothing – was unlawfully crossing the dangerous thoroughfare mid-block when he was struck by the southbound driver.