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
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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.

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