at 1:35pm by John Stang
City-contracted waste hauler, Recology CleanScapes, said Friday that it operated the truck involved in a First Hill pedestrian fatality, which occurred on Thursday afternoon. A woman, whose name has not yet been released, was the victim of the accident. Although the truck driver drove away from the scene he has not been arrested. The incident remains under investigation. Yesterday, the police department said they were not certain whether the driver knew that he had hit the woman. The accident took place on James Street near Eight Avenue.Later Thursday evening, a suspected drug dealer, who was fleeing from police, ran a red light and a stop sign, hit a parked car and then careened his own vehicle onto a sidewalk near Sixth Avenue and Denny Way, striking a woman who was pushing a baby in a stroller. The mother and child were treated for minor injuries at Harborview Medical Center. Cops later arrested the suspect and booked him into King County Jail for drug charges and an outstanding warrant. Just before the accident he had escaped arrest near Fourth Avenue and Battery Street. Officers did not chase the suspect after he drove away because they did not want to endanger people in the area. — B.L.