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No citation issued in pedestrian-vehicle accident | Mercer Island Police Blotter
A Volvo knocked down a 60-year-old Seattle woman in a crosswalk at 10:05 a.m., Dec. 1, in the 2400 block of 72nd Avenue S.E. Police could not determine who was at fault — whether or not the vehicle failed to yield, or the pedestrian walked into the vehicle. The pedestrian could speak only Mandarin and could only communicate through her nephew, who translated for her when he arrived. She sustained a scrape on her right knee and was transported to Overlake Hospital. A witness saw the woman down on the road next to a sewer grate, but did not see the accident happen. Police did not issue any citations.
By the numbers
For the month of November, the Mercer Island Police Department reported 28 total arrests. Report numbers are low for the month due to the MIPD transition to CAD.NET, which went live on Nov. 7. The numbers therefore do not include crime statistics for the first week of November.
There were 753 total calls for service, with 11 thefts, three auto thefts, four assault cases, five burglaries, 18 traffic accidents, two bicycle accidents, one pedestrian/vehicle accident, one hit-and-run and five DUI arrests. Police issued 314 total citations.
Fender-bender: A vehicle rear-ended a BMW at 5:10 p.m. in the 3000 block of Island Crest Way. A 16-year-old Island resident was cited for driver inattention. He was not able to stop before striking the BMW, which was legally stopped for traffic. There were no injuries, but both vehicles were damaged.
Fender-bender: A vehicle was rear-ended at 7 p.m. at the intersection of S.E. 40th Street and Island Crest Way. A 16-year-old Island girl was cited for driver inattention, for taking her eyes off the road and adjusting her heat. By the time she looked up, it was too late and she struck an SUV in front of her, traveling on a green light. Both vehicles were damaged, but there were no injuries.
Car hits pillar: An 86-year-old woman was transported by private ambulance to a hospital after driving into a concrete pillar in a parking garage at 1:05 p.m. in the 7700 block of S.E. 27th Street. The woman drove over a curb while parking and attempted to turn around, then hit the pillar. The collision caused pain in her right rib. Paint from her vehicle was transferred onto the pillar, and her vehicle was towed.
Van hits tree: A van driven by a 71-year-old Mercer Island woman struck a downed tree at 7:20 p.m. in the 4300 block of Island Crest Way. The tree had fallen across the road and was not visible to the driver, who was not injured and declined medical treatment. The front end of the woman’s vehicle was damaged.
Accident: A pickup truck driven by a 22-year-old Federal Way resident went off the road at 2:20 a.m. in the 5300 block of East Mercer Way. The driver was not injured, and his vehicle was towed.
Drugs: A Mercer Island man reported drug contraband to police at 2:10 p.m. He took the drugs — which later tested positive as marijuana — from his son’s possession.
Accident: A vehicle was T-boned at 2:45 p.m. in the 2700 block of 77th Avenue S.E. Both drivers claimed the right of way. Police determined the vehicle that was struck had the right of way, based on the impact location. The other driver, 72, was cited for failing to yield or stop. There were no injuries.
Theft: A Mercer Island woman, 37, reported that her passport was stolen sometime after mid-September in the 9000 block of West Shorewood Drive. She had kept it in a metal box with other documents underneath her desk after moving, and later discovered that the box was missing.
Arrest: Police arrested a 36-year-old man at 1:09 a.m. in the 9600 block of eastbound I-90 after a license plate checked showed a report of sale from May. The driver was driving with a suspended license and five counts of failing to appear in court. He signed a waiver of impound and was later released at the MIPD.