SEATTLE — A 59-year-old woman was seriously hurt after being hit by a car early Tuesday morning in downtown Seattle.
According to Seattle police, the woman was crossing James Street near 8th Avenue when she was struck by a Nissan Sentra that was heading west. Officers were called to the scene around 6:20 a.m.
The woman suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to Harborview Medical Center.
The driver, a 40-year-old man, was cooperating with police and showed no signs of impairment, detectives said.
James Street was closed during the investigation but was reopened a few hours later.
No further details have been released.
The closure backed up traffic on I-5 and even I-90 all morning long.