We’ve finally been able to talk to police about a crash that got some TV coverage late last night – a woman hit and seriously hurt by the northwest corner of the California/Fauntleroy intersection in Morgan Junction, and there are new details this morning. Seattle Police spokesperson Det. Mark Jamieson says the 29-year-old woman was crossing Fauntleroy southbound (between the Zeeks Pizza and Starbucks corners) just before 10 pm when she was hit by a bus turning from southbound California to westbound Fauntleroy. “The driver was unaware of the collision and continued on his route,” Det. Jamieson explains, but once police figured out what happened and notified Metro, the driver stopped – at 35th/Barton – and cooperated with investigators. Whether the driver will be cited, won’t be determined immediately – the Traffic Collision Investigation Squad was called out because the victim has life-threatening injuries. (Note: Since we spoke with police, they have added this to SPDBlotter.)
9:27 AM UPDATE: SPD has just called to clarify one detail: The bus, while operated by Metro, was the Sound Transit 560.
10:18 AM UPDATE: Just talked with Sound Transit spokesperson Geoff Patrick to get a few more details. Per standard procedure, he says, the driver “has been removed from service”; he doesn’t have details yet on driver’s age/length of service/etc. but is working to get that information. The bus was a 40-foot, non-articulated ST bus.
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