Auburn Police detective strikes pedestrian with his car, critically injuring him

A man is fighting for his life at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after an Auburn Police detective struck him with his vehicle on Auburn Way South Saturday night.

According to police, the unidentified man had been crossing the 2400 block of Auburn Way South on foot at about 6 p.m. when he was hit.

According to police, the detective, who had been westbound, stopped immediately, notified dispatch of what had happened and jumped out to help the critically-injured man before paramedics arrived and stabilized him for transportation to the hospital.

According to police, the vehicle that the detective was driving was unmarked and was not equipped with a camera system. The APD has placed the detective on administrative leave, which is standard protocol whenever its officers are involved in critical incidents.

The police report said nothing about the speed of the detective’s vehicle at the time of the accident.

Kent Police traffic investigators are conducting the independent investigation into the accident.