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Traffic tragedy near Eckstein Middle School

Posted by Mike on March 25th, 2013

Update from Seattle Police:

Officers are on scene investigating a double fatality collision involving a driver who struck as many as four pedestrians, including an infant.

At approximately 4:10 p.m. officers and fire department medics responded to a 911 call of a vehicle/pedestrian collision at 33rd Avenue NE and NE 75th Street.  Officers are still on scene actively investigating the circumstances of the collision.

Fire department medics have declared two adult pedestrians deceased at the scene.  Two additional pedestrians, an adult female believed to be in her 20′s, and an infant were transported by medics to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the involved vehicle is being investigated for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

Traffic Collision Investigation Squad detectives are responding to the scene to assist with the investigation.

This remains an active incident.

Additional details will be provided when they become available

From Seattle Fire:

PIO headed to scene of ax at 33rd Ave NE and NE 75th St. 2 adults DOA. All further fire info will be released on scene.

From Seattle Police:

#SeattlePD investigating a driver that struck 3 pedestrians at 33 Ave NE & NE 75th St. For more info go to…

Our news partner The Seattle Times is updating here.

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3 reader comments so far ↓

  • 1 heather // Mar 27, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    I crossed that very intersection every day for years when I delivered Seattle Times newspapers as a kid. I remember in the mid-1970s when a little girl was hit by a car and killed at NE 75th and 26th Ave NE. It really is a speedway, and very dangerous because of the hill and short sight lines. So very sad.

  • 2 Natalie // Mar 27, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    What I don’t understand is why so much money and time was spent on the pointless medians on 39th that run parallel to 40th when a school zone / dangerous hill should have clearly been the priority. Even speed bumps or traction on the road heading up the hills would help alert drivers to slow down.

  • 3 Suzanne Katsman // Mar 28, 2013 at 10:13 am

    You can donate to the medical needs for Karina and baby Elias as well as a memorial fund for Dennis and Judy Schulte killed in this tragic accident.
    It only takes a few minutes to donate and they can really use our support.