Woman critically injured when struck by drunk driver, police say

Seattle police investigating serious injury DUI crash (PHOTO: KOMO News)

A woman was critically injured when she was struck by a car Thursday evening in south Seattle.

The crash occurred at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr Way South and South Henderson Street around 6:15 p.m., Seattle Police said.

The 39-year-old woman was struck by a van that drove away from the scene, according to investigators.

The woman suffered life-threatening injuries and was rushed to Harborview Medical Center.

Officers quickly searched the area and located the van a few blocks away. Police arrested the driver of the van for suspicion of DUI. They also arrested the passenger of the van for unrelated warrants.

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