UPDATE: Teenage pedestrian injured in Delridge/Thistle collision

3:55 PM: Police and Fire are responding to Delridge/Thistle for a reported collision, driver hitting pedestrian. SFD dispatch says the victim is a 15-year-old and so far the injury is believed to be minor, but responders have Delridge blocked for now.

4:09 PM: Added a photo from our crew at the scene. The teenage boy who was hit is being treated in the middle of the street, north of the intersection; we’re told family member(s) plan to take him to be checked out. Police are talking with the driver who hit him. They don’t expect the street to be closed much longer.

4:19 PM: Reopened.

5 Replies to "UPDATE: Teenage pedestrian injured in Delridge/Thistle collision"

  • Del December 7, 2022 (12:51 am)

    Glad the injuries to the kid were minor. Success to lowered speed limits compared to when a girl who died in front of my home on Delridge years ago from a speeding driver. 

  • Concerned about safety December 7, 2022 (9:20 am)

    I live near this intersection and see drivers speeding through red lights, driving around cars turning left, etc when kids are around. Many middle and high schoolers cross there to catch metro bus or just walk home from Denny and Sealth. Would love to reduce speed to 20mph around school commute times with signage and speed monitor screen. It would also be good to install a left turn traffic light for north and south bound Delridge drivers. 

    • KM December 7, 2022 (11:35 am)

      Great ideas. Curb bulbs to prevent passing on the right would be great as well. 

  • Flo B December 7, 2022 (12:35 pm)

    WSB. Any update on circumstances from SPD? Was the student in the crosswalk? Was the driver cited by SPD?

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