57-Year-Old Man Sleeping in Parking Garage in Seattle Hit by SUV
SEATTLE, WA (August 5, 2019) – A man who was sleeping in a parking garage was critically injured Monday morning after he was struck by a car on Jefferson Street.
The incident happened just before 7:00 a.m. in the 1000 block of Jefferson Street near Terry Avenue. First responders arrived to the area shortly after.
The 57-year-old man was sleeping near the exit of a First Hill parking garage when he was hit by a Subaru Outback, driven by 36-year-old woman.
Responding paramedics took the victim to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. However, there has been no update on his current condition.
Furthermore, the woman remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities.
The surrounding area was closed off for a brief time while crews worked to clear the wreckage. However, the roadway has since reopened.
Police did not immediately say if she would face any charges, but traffic investigators were still looking into the incident as of Monday afternoon.
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