10:15 PM: Right now Cloverdale is closed at and around 10th because of a major police investigation – and it’s likely to remain that way for a few hours. The Traffic Collision Investigation Squad was summoned to look into the circumstances of a man getting hit by at least one car. Police tell us that witnesses say the man deliberately ran out in front of traffic. His injuries are described as life-threatening.
10:47 PM: Seattle Fire says the victim has been declared dead.
TUESDAY MORNING, 9:38 AM: Seattle Police have just published this update on SPD Blotter:
A man darting in and out of traffic is struck by two vehicles. On January 28th, just shortly before 10:00 p.m., an adult male was on foot mid block between 10 Av S and 12 Av S on S. Cloverdale St, darting in and out of traffic.
A Toyota Corolla travelling westbound struck the male, causing him to land in the eastbound lane of travel. He was then struck by an eastbound travelling Nissan Altima.
The 38 year-old male pedestrian suffered massive head injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by Seattle Fire Department. The King County Medical Examiner’s office responded and assumed custody of the decedent.
As is routine procedure, both drivers of the involved vehicles were evaluated on scene by an SPD Drug Recognition Expert; no signs of impairment were detected on either driver.
Traffic Collision Investigators responded and processed the scene. The investigation continues.