Two pedestrians hit on lower Queen Anne

Posted on July 30th, 2010 by Editor


An elderly man and woman were hit in a crosswalk Thursday night on Roy St at 1st Ave N. Witnesses said the vehicle went through the red light prior to striking the pedestrians.

The male pedestrian rolled onto the hood of the vehicle and struck his head on the windshield.  Both victims were taken to Harborview for evaluation.

Police say the driver showed no signs of impairment and was released at the scene pending further investigation.  Fortunately neither victim appeared to have any life-threatening injuries.


  • Kate

    Was the vehicle making a left turn onto Roy from 1st Ave?

    Seems like every other time I cross Roy, it’s a close one….

  • Kate

    Was the vehicle making a left turn onto Roy from 1st Ave?

    Seems like every other time I cross Roy, it’s a close one….

  • sullinsea

    I live on that block of Roy St. The police had it closed off all the way back to McMenamin’s, with a squad car and yellow tape at each intersection, for almost 1 1/2 hours. They even taped off BArtell’s parking lot. I’m surprised. I thought it might have been a film shoot because I did not see any injured pedestrians when I started my walk. Glad to hear the injuries were not life threatening. That’s a strange intersection. The pedestrian light is at the same time as the green light for autos making the left turn from 1st N. onto Roy.

    The other thing that often happens in the neighborhood that is more of a risk for other autos than pedestrians is people pulling out of Bartell’s lot and making right turns going the wrong way on Roy. This should be better marked. The Market Place owner should paint a “left turn only” arrow at the exit. There isn’t one now. SDOT should also have a sign on the other side of the street indicating Roy is one way.

  • sullinsea

    I live on that block of Roy St. The police had it closed off all the way back to McMenamin’s, with a squad car and yellow tape at each intersection, for almost 1 1/2 hours. They even taped off BArtell’s parking lot. I’m surprised. I thought it might have been a film shoot because I did not see any injured pedestrians when I started my walk. Glad to hear the injuries were not life threatening. That’s a strange intersection. The pedestrian light is at the same time as the green light for autos making the left turn from 1st N. onto Roy.

    The other thing that often happens in the neighborhood that is more of a risk for other autos than pedestrians is people pulling out of Bartell’s lot and making right turns going the wrong way on Roy. This should be better marked. The Market Place owner should paint a “left turn only” arrow at the exit. There isn’t one now. SDOT should also have a sign on the other side of the street indicating Roy is one way.

  • Brother Kanyus Paradigm

    Missing from this story (sloppy editing, because this is a key aspect, posted at other websites) is the answer to Kate’s question: “vehicle was W/B on Roy St at 1st Ave N.”

  • Brother Kanyus Paradigm

    Missing from this story (sloppy editing, because this is a key aspect, posted at other websites) is the answer to Kate’s question: “vehicle was W/B on Roy St at 1st Ave N.”

  • Jillian

    My understanding from the Seattle Times article is that the vehicle was turning left onto Roy from 1st. I could be wrong though.

    Another thing the article noted is that the man & woman were in their 70s & 80s. At that age, any injury is life threatening, unfortunately.

    I also live on this block. Didn’t see it happen, but yes, I often worry walking around when cars turn left, look for oncoming traffic, but don’t check for the legally crossing pedestrians.

  • Jillian

    My understanding from the Seattle Times article is that the vehicle was turning left onto Roy from 1st. I could be wrong though.

    Another thing the article noted is that the man & woman were in their 70s & 80s. At that age, any injury is life threatening, unfortunately.

    I also live on this block. Didn’t see it happen, but yes, I often worry walking around when cars turn left, look for oncoming traffic, but don’t check for the legally crossing pedestrians.

  • Jillian

    And Sullinsea, you are SO right, I often hear honking down below my windows, and look and see it is yet another car turning the wrong way onto Roy street, and cars honking to let them know they’re going the wrong way. There really should be better signage.

  • Jillian

    And Sullinsea, you are SO right, I often hear honking down below my windows, and look and see it is yet another car turning the wrong way onto Roy street, and cars honking to let them know they’re going the wrong way. There really should be better signage.


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