There was a fatality collision in the 5500 block of Aurora Ave N at approximately 3:45 p.m. this afternoon (Saturday, April 9, 2011).
According to the Seattle Police Department, a driver was traveling southbound on Aurora when he suffered an unknown medical emergency. The vehicle he was driving crossed the center line and three northbound lanes before hitting the Woodland Park fence.
An off-duty police officer and citizens began CPR on the driver, who was unresponsive. At 3:50 p.m., two emergency response units were dispatched, followed by one more unit three minutes later. When Seattle Fire Department arrived, they continued CPR. “Despite everyone’s efforts,” the police blotter reads, “the driver was pronounced dead at the scene.”
Traffic was impacted for several hours.