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Man reverses pickup truck, fatally injuring relative in south Seattle

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Posted on October 22, 2021

SEATTLE, WA — A 73-year-old man died Thursday afternoon after he was accidentally struck and pinned by a family member’s reversing pickup truck in Seattle’s South Beacon Hill, reports KIRO 7 News.

The fatal incident occurred in the 8000 block of 36th Avenue South shortly before 2:30 p.m.

Seattle police said a man driving a pickup truck with a fifth-wheel trailer when he attempted to back into a property from the street. As the driver reversed, he struck his fence, not noticing that he had pinned a male family member between the fence and his truck’s trailer.

The victim suffered severe injuries as a result of the accident. Despite life-saving measures from Seattle fire crews, the man succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

After an evaluation, the driver was not determined to be impaired.