UW Student Seriously Injured after Pedestrian Accident on Aurora Avenue North
SEATTLE, WA (September 16, 2019) – Authorities identified 20-year-old Bergen Fuglestad as the University of Washington student hit by a car on Aurora Avenue North, early Monday evening.
According to the Seattle Police Department, the incident happened at about 5:00 PM. The victim was jogging near Green Lake when a northbound car hopped the curb and hit her.
Emergency responders rushed Bergen to Harborview Medical Center. She suffered two fractured vertebrae and several broken bones, including her clavicle and shoulder blade. A GoFundMe page has been set up to help with medical expenses. Click on the link to support the campaign.
Meanwhile, the driver of the vehicle remained and cooperated with investigators. Authorities ruled out impairment and distracted driving as factors in the collision. The SPD will release additional information once it becomes available.
It is important to always be alert when behind the wheel of a car, truck, or bus. Stay within the speed limit, and follow the rules of the road to prevent any dangerous accidents. Always keep an eye out for possible road hazards and stay on guard.
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