Nearby News: Driver arrested after fatal vehicle/pedestrian collision in Wallingford

An adult female was taken into custody after a fatal hit and run vehicle/pedestrian collision on Sunday evening in Wallingford. Check out the full details from the SPD Blotter Post below:

On Sunday, January 1st, just before 7:00 pm, a vehicle was travelling northbound on Wallingford Avenue North.  An adult woman pedestrian was struck by the vehicle as she crossed the street at N. 82nd Street.

The driver of the vehicle left the scene, and witnesses called 911 after seeing the victim in the street.  Seattle Fire pronounced the victim deceased at the scene.

A short time later a woman came back to the scene and informed officers she had been driving the vehicle that struck the pedestrian.  The woman was taken into custody. She was evaluated for  signs of impairment by a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) officer, which is standard protocol.  Traffic Collision Investigation Squad (TCIS) detectives responded to the scene and began their preliminary investigation at the scene.

The driver was booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Vehicular Homicide.  This remains an active and ongoing investigation.

The 2017 New Year’s Day Roundup

The team at My Ballard would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year! We hope that you are enjoying the first day of 2017. Check out the Ballard New Year’s Day Roundup below:

What’s Open:

  • Safeway (1423 NW Market St) is open 24 hours.
  • Ballard Market (1400 NW 56th St) open from 7 a.m.
  • QFC (5700 24th Ave NW) is open all day until 6 p.m.
  • Kangaroo and Kiwi Pub (2026 NW Market St) is open from 10 a.m. serving brunch until 3 p.m.
  • The Old Pequliar Pub (1722 NW Market St) is open from 12 noon – 2 a.m.

What’s Closed:

  • All US post offices
  • Most major banks and credit unions
  • Seattle Transfer stations
  • Ballard Library
  • Ballard Neighborhood Service Center
  • All Seattle Parks and Recreation community centers including Ballard Pool

Things to remember:

  • On-street parking is free in Seattle on New Year’s Day.
  • King County Metro Transit bus routes are operating on a Sunday schedule. Click here to check out more details about the holiday schedule.
  • Garbage, food and yard waste, and recycling will not be picked up in Seattle on New Year’s Day. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday collections will be collected one day later that week due to the New Year’s Day holiday. Please be sure to have your containers out by 7 a.m. to ensure collection.

Do you know of any other events or information for New Year’s Day 2016 in Ballard? Email us at and we will add the information to the post.