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A 55-year-old pedestrian attempting to cross Lake City Way NE was killed last night when he was struck by a Saturn Ion traveling north in

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Pedestrian Killed Attempting to Cross Lake City Way

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A 55-year-old pedestrian attempting to cross Lake City Way NE was killed last night when he was struck by a Saturn Ion traveling north in the 1100 block of the street.

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Though the victim was transported to Harborview in the aftermath of the accident, according to Seattle Police the man died from injuries sustained "a short while" after arriving at the hospital.

As is standard procedure in such situations, the driver of the Saturn - a 23-year-old male - was evaluated at the scene by a Drug Recognition Expert officer, who found no sign of impairment.

Here's how Seattle Police describe the accident on the Blotter blog:

Last night, just before 7:00 pm, North Precinct officers responded to a report of a pedestrian struck by a car in the 11000 Block of Lake City Way NE.

A Saturn Ion was traveling north in the 11000 Block of Lake City Way NE. At the same time, an adult male attempted to cross Lake City Way in front of the car, when he was struck. Seattle Fire and Seattle Police both responded to the scene. The 55-year-old pedestrian was transported to Harborview Medical Center via Medics, but unfortunately he died of his injuries a short while after arriving at the hospital.

The 23-year-old male driver, the only occupant of the car, was evaluated at the scene by a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) officer, which is standard procedure. There were no signs of impairment exhibited by the driver. Detectives from the Traffic Collision Investigation Squad (TCIS) responded to the scene and began their investigation.

According to SPD, the driver was interviewed at the scene and released, and the Traffic Collision Investigation Squad continues to investigate.

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