Old Norveegen emailed us this photo on Friday evening after an accident around 9 p.m. at the intersection of 14th & Leary. He believed that a pedestrian was hit by what appeared to have been a hit-and-run driver.
We spoke with police this morning and it turns out it wasn’t a hit-and-run at all. Police Spokesman Detective Mark Jamieson says that this incident is categorized as a “suspicious circumstance.”
Just before 9 p.m., he says one officer, along with fire and medics, were dispatched to the intersection for a “man down.” Witnesses told the officer that five minutes prior they saw an older style brown pickup truck heading northbound on 14th and turning left onto Leary. A witness told the officer that when the truck was turning, it sounded like a body had fallen out of the truck. The 46 year-old victim was intoxicated and transported to Harborview for medical treatment. Officers did a search but couldn’t locate the truck. Jamieson says that officers have yet to speak with the victim.