On March 2, 2018, the Kirkland Police and Kirkland Fire Department responded to the 11200 block of NE 68th Street on a report of a woman in the roadway, trapped under a vehicle.
First responders arrived to find a 78-year-old woman trapped under an SUV and quickly took steps to extricate her from under the vehicle to render aid. The woman was transported to Harborview Medical Center with life threatening injuries.
Witnesses informed the police that the woman was walking south across NE 68th Street near the intersection of NE 68th Street and 112th Avenue NE. The SUV was turning west from 112th Avenue NE onto NE 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. There is no early indication that alcohol or drugs were a factor in the collision.
The Kirkland Police Traffic Investigation Team is currently on scene investigating the incident and will continue to investigate the cause. The roadway is anticipated to be fully open by 6 p.m.
UPDATED 03/03/2018 – The victim from the traffic collision has passed away. The police investigation continues, but there is no evidence of reckless driving, drugs, alcohol or anything of a criminal nature.