(UPDATED) Officer Involved Collision in South Lake Union Neighborhood 


UPDATE: 01/24/2023 01:53 p.m.

The 23-year-old female pedestrian has died after being struck by a Seattle Police officer in a marked patrol SUV.

The officer was responding with the Seattle Fire Department* to a priority one call. The officer driving during the collision has been with the department since November of 2019.

SPD’s Traffic Collision Investigation Squad continues to investigate the collision and circumstances of the incident.

We will provide further updates as additional information becomes available.

*Originally posted as “at the request of the Seattle Fire Department.”


Seattle Police responded to a collision involving a marked patrol vehicle and a pedestrian near the intersection of Dexter Avenue North and Thomas Street in the South Lake Union neighborhood.  

Just after 08:00 p.m., officers arrived and located the 23-year-old female victim with life-threatening injuries. Police performed CPR while waiting for the arrival of the Seattle Fire Department.  

When SFD personnel arrived, the firefighters took over life-saving measures. The female victim was later transported to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition.  

All circumstances leading up to the collision will be part of the investigation and available information will be shared at a later time.  

Detectives from the Traffic Collision Investigation Squad will be leading the investigation.  

If anyone has information about the incident, please call (206) 684-8923. 

*Updated 01/24/2023 01:40 p.m.

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