An elderly Bellevue man was seriously injured last night after he was struck by a vehicle while walking less than a block from his residence. Last night at 4:40 p.m., Bellevue Police and medics responded to a report of a pedestrian that had been struck by a car near the intersection of SE 43rd Street and Somerset Blvd SE. The pedestrian was transported by Bellevue medics to Harborview hospital with serious injuries. Investigators believed that the pedestrian, an 88-year-old Bellevue resident, was walking in the roadway at dusk when he was struck by a 2007 Infinity sedan driven by a 18-year-old Bellevue resident. Police do not suspect drugs or alcohol were a factor in this crash. Investigators with the Bellevue Police Department’s collision investigation unit are investigating this crash.
The roadway that the pedestrian was on was equipped with traffic calming speed bumps as well as a sidewalk on one side of the roadway. With the sun setting earlier during the winter months, Bellevue Police remind motorists to be aware that pedestrians may be on residential roadways after dark.
This past Friday, Bellevue Police responded to a report of a loose dog in the parking lot of the Crossroads Mall in Bellevue. When the Officer arrived, he located a very friendly female Husky that jumped in the back of his car. Continue reading “Bellevue Husky Reunited With Owner Thanks To Pet License”
Below are selected crime reports for last week, ending on Sunday at midnight. This is not a comprehensive list of incidents in Bellevue. For more information, please visit our interactive crime map. Continue reading “Selected Bellevue Crime Reports For November 26 – December 2”
Bellevue Police Detectives are investigating an early morning shooting that left one man with serious injuries and a suspect in police custody. Continue reading “Bellevue Police Investigating Early Morning Shooting”
Below are selected crime reports for last week, ending on Sunday at midnight. This is not a comprehensive list of incidents in Bellevue. For more information, please visit our interactive crime map. Continue reading “Selected Bellevue Crime Reports For November 19-25”
The Bellevue Magic Season begins its annual run downtown this Friday with a holiday parade taking over busy Bellevue Way, between Northeast Fourth and Eighth streets, for one hour nightly. Visitors should expect heavy traffic as people surge into downtown for the festivities.
Nightly performances at the popular Snowflake Lane will require the daily closures of the following streets from Friday, Nov. 23, to Monday, Dec. 24:
- Bellevue Way Northeast, from Northeast Fourth Street to Northeast Eighth Street, will be closed 6:45-7:45 p.m. The parade begins at 7 p.m.
- Northeast Sixth Street, from 105th Avenue Northeast to Bellevue Way Northeast, will be closed 6-7:45 p.m.
- During closures on Bellevue Way Northeast, visitors to the Bellevue Arts Museum may park in the Westin Hotel parking garage, accessible from 105th Avenue Northeast.
Other Magic Season activities include: Garden d’Lights at the Bellevue Botanical Garden; the Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink, presented by Alaska Mileage Plan, at Downtown Park; holiday productions at the Meydenbauer Center Theatre; and Gingerbread Workshops at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue. More information is available on Magic Season.
Please drive carefully this holiday season, take a little extra travel time to reach your destination safely and watch for pedestrians in crosswalks and driveways.
Also, consider using other modes of transportation to avoid getting caught in traffic. Tools and resources are available at ChooseYourWayBellevue.org.