According to reports from the Seattle Police Department, a 23-year-old pedestrian named Jaahnavi Kandula was struck and killed by a patrol vehicle in South Lake Union on Monday night.
candula died from multiple blunt-force injuries. The officer responsible for the accident has not been identified by the department, and the incident is being investigated by the traffic collision investigation squad.
The officer involved has been with the department since November 2019 and is currently on release day, a part of the SPD’s officer wellness program following traumatic incidents.
Emergency responders arrived at the scene of the accident, which occurred at 8 PM at Dexter Avenue North and Thomas Street, and attempted CPR on candula before rushing her to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition.