78-year-old woman dies after being struck by SUV while crossing unmarked crosswalk

Police are still investigating but there is no evidence of reckless driving, drugs, alcohol or anything of a criminal nature.

  • Saturday, March 3, 2018 2:44pm
  • News

A 78-year-old woman has died after being struck by an SUV in Kirkland on Friday.

The Kirkland police and fire departments responded to a report of a woman in the roadway, trapped under a vehicle in the 11200 block of Northeast 68th Street.

First responders arrived to find the woman trapped under an SUV and quickly took steps to extricate her from under the vehicle to render aid, according to a press release. The woman was transported to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

By 10 a.m. Saturday, a second press release was issue stating that the woman had died.

Witnesses informed police that the she was walking south across Northeast 68th Street near the intersection at 112th Avenue Northeast. The vehicle was turning west from 112th Avenue Northeast onto Northeast 68th Street and struck the woman as she attempted to cross the roadway, trapping her underneath the vehicle.

The woman was not in a marked crosswalk and driver of the SUV is cooperating with the investigation, the release states. There is no early indication that alcohol or drugs were a factor in the collision.

The Kirkland Police Traffic Investigation Team remained on scene Friday evening to investigate the incident and will continue to investigate the cause.

According to the second release, the police investigation continues but there is no evidence of reckless driving, drugs, alcohol or anything of a criminal nature.

More in News

As PSE moves away from coal, one community scrambles to build a new economy

Lewis County has long relied on the energy needs of consumers throughout the region. That’s all about to change.

Kirkland police investigate possible mass shooting threats at Lake Washington Institute of Technology

The man said he was having thoughts of suicide and is currently at a mental health hospital.

Students throughout the region take part in National School Walkout, call for gun control

The March 14 demonstrations marked the one month anniversary of the Parkland school shooting.

Kirkland-area students walk out of class to commemorate Parkland victims | Photos

The students walked out in solidarity with students nationwide who are protesting gun violence and pushing for change.

Large Kirkland Urban development opens this October

The 12-acre development broke ground September 2017 and its first building goes on-line in October.

LWSF annual luncheon set for March 27

The event will be at the Seattle Marriott Redmond and feature keynote speaker Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib.

‘School is a place to learn’

Juanita students speak out about gun control and school safety

A pro-immigrant sign at the 2018 Women’s March in Seattle. Photo by David Lee/Flickr
Can immigration issues be fixed at the county level?

King County establishes new commission to support immigrant and refugee communities.

Most Read