Fatal accident in McDonald’s parking lot

Police say a man was killed this afternoon in the McDonald’s parking lot at 14th and Market. Detective Jeff Kappel with Seattle Police tell us that a 67-year-old man died and investigators are trying to determine the cause.

Police first got the call at 12:15 p.m. When officers arrived on scene they saw the man pinned under the car. A group of officers lifted the car off the man and medics with Seattle Fire attempted to revive him, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The traffic collision investigation squad is on scene trying to determine how the car ended up on top of the victim. Kappel tells us that the 37-year-old female driver had backed out of a parking spot and headed south toward the exit when she ran over the victim. “We don’t even want to say that she hit him,” Kappel says. He says investigators are trying to determine if the man may have already been on the ground.


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Bark more, Wag Less
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Bark more, Wag Less

Pretty hard to kill someone with your car in a McD's parking lot. Bets are, 2 morons were involved.

LovrienS
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LovrienS

What a horrible accident. What could the driver have been doing to have killed someone while going through a relatively small parking lot??

Faith
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Faith

Pretty easy, actually. Even a low-speed collision can knock a person off his feet and onto his head. It requires only that the driver be an inattentive moron. And how many times have we all seen some reprehensible idiot get into his car and start talking on his cell phone while starting to drive out of a lot?

ballard dude
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ballard dude

“The restaurant remains open.”

Nice. I can hear an order transaction right now…..

McD: “OK. Big Mac & a large Coke.”
Customer: “Hey, what's that out on the pavement? Is that blood?”
McD: “Yeah, dead body. …You want fries with that?”

Classy.

Zurg
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Zurg

Wow. How truly sad! :(

Sarah
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Sarah

Driving way too fast probably. I've seen people drive pretty fast through that parking lot or come around the corner too fast. Not to mention, many of the people walking in and out of that McDonalds really don't pay attention to the cars around them. I drive like a little old lady and even I've come close to hitting people in that parking lot.

very sad though. :(

Area_Man
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Area_Man

in this area, it could also be an extremely drunk pedestrian moving unpredictably. But we're all speculating like crazy…let's see what the briefing says, I guess.

v
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v

Someone died. Can we not be jerks for awhile!

name
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name

I pray to God it wasn't a kid.

Name
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Name

Dude, it's lunch time. They got two two other enterances and the drive thru. You can go around the body, not like you have to step over it.

Yeah, I want fries with that.

Neighbor
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Neighbor

Just last year (or was it the year before?) a mother with her son in his stroller was RUN DOWN in this lot. It happens.

SPG
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SPG

One of the worst accidents I've seen was in a parking lot and neither car was going faster than 15-20mph. A head on collision where neither driver had their seatbelt on and this was in the days before airbags were on all cars. Both drivers suffered serious head wounds and one of them was in a coma for a while. Besides not having their seatbelts on, neither of them were doing anything particularly moronic, they just couldn't see each other around the truck parked at the end of the line.
This incident today should be a strong reminder that parking lots can be more dangerous than the streets.

Bark more, Wag Less
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Bark more, Wag Less

I thought meat was murder anyway?

HeatherHeather
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HeatherHeather

me too. It's school hours though so I don't think it would be.

Jerry
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Jerry

Maybe it was a game of McChicken?

Bark more, Wag Less
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Bark more, Wag Less

She was run down by a thug a**hole, in a souped up Civic, with no insurance and a long rap sheet.

Bark more, Wag Less
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Bark more, Wag Less

She was run down by a thug a**hole, in a souped up Civic, with no insurance and a long rap sheet.

NoraBell
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NoraBell

This is horrifying. But I'll await further details before commenting further.

Boardbrown
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Boardbrown

The vicitm may have been elderly as well.

Edog
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Edog

Perhaps it was a Game of Clue? It was Colonel Mustard in the Parking Lot with the Candle Stick!

Raptor007
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Raptor007

Oh please. Don't make this about cell phones when there's absolutely no indication of that.

Edog
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Edog

“morons were involved” That basically sums up every experience I've ever had at McDonalds.

Edog
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Edog

Yes, it was more likely about texting!

HeatherHeather
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HeatherHeather

haha, truth.

Name
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Name

I drove through the drive thru shortly after this happened before police arrived. The driver had been backing out and the man was run over by the back tires. He appeared to be a street or homeless looking person from the looks of his clothes. It was very frightening to view this especially since I had a small child in the car with me. The worst part were the people working the drive thru saying to another co-worker, “go take a picture with my phone.”