Woman injured by Seattle Police car in South Lake Union

Jan 24, 2023, 4:44 PM | Updated: Jan 25, 2023, 7:34 am
Officer injured Involved Collision in South Lake Union Neighborhood...
(Photo from KIRO 7)
(Photo from KIRO 7)

Update 4:45 p.m.:

A woman has died after she was struck by a marked Seattle police vehicle Monday night, according to the Seattle Police Department.

The 23-year-old woman was hit while she was walking near Dexter Avenue North and Thomas Street just after 8 p.m. on Monday.

The King County Medical Examiner identified the woman as Jaahnavi Kandula.

Officers performed CPR while waiting for Seattle Fire Department medics to arrive.

Once medics were at the scene, they took over lifesaving measures and transported Kandula to Harborview Medical Center, where she later died.

Police said the driving officer was on a priority one call at the request of the Seattle Fire Department.

The officer has been with the department since November 2019.

Circumstances leading up to the collision are under investigation and that available information would be shared at a later time, according to the Seattle Police Department.

Detectives from the Traffic Collision Investigation Squad will lead the investigation.


A young woman was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after she was struck by a Seattle Police Department cruiser Monday night.

An SPD blog post says the 23-year-old pedestrian was hit near the intersection of Dexter Avenue North and Thomas Street in the South Lake Union neighborhood just after 8 p.m.

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CPR and other life-saving measures were performed by officers on the scene and later by firefighters before the woman was taken to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition.

SPD did not release any information about the circumstances leading up to the collision, saying details are part of the official investigation and will be shared at a later time.

The investigation is being led by the Traffic Collision Investigation Squad.

Detectives request anyone with information about the incident to please call 206-684-8923.

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Woman injured by Seattle Police car in South Lake Union