Capitol Hill Seattle reports that a woman struck by an open car door on 14th Avenue near Marion last week was sent to the hospital with a broken shoulder and stitches. The person responsible is apparently a Seattle University student who was running late for class.
To add insult to injury, the student took the bike as well.
UPDATE 2/27: We just learned that Seattle U campus security helped track down the woman responsible, and the victim’s bike has been recovered. From the victim’s mom:
The great news is as of an hour ago we actually found the girl! The bike was left at Seattle University campus and they were able to find video surveillance and locate the girl who hit my daughter.
As difficult as this has been I am very thankful and grateful my daughter was not more seriously hurt, but that her bike has also been recovered too.
Recycled Cycles had offered to replace her bike if she was unable to locate it, which is totally cool of them. It’s great to hear that won’t be needed.
We wish her a speedy recovery.
Original story from Capitol Hill Seattle:
Mom Jennifer has reached out to CHS for help tracking down the driver in a car vs. bike hit and run last Thursday afternoon near 14th/Marion. The driver left the scene — with the victim’s bike. Jennifer is hoping to get the bike back and get the driver’s insurance information to help deal with her daughter’s medical bills from the injuries suffered in the collision:
I am hoping you can help me with a situation that happened last week on Capitol Hill. On Thursday, February 21st at 2:07pm on 14th and Marion, my daughter was riding her bike and was doored by a Seattle University student. Unfortunately, this young woman, also took my daughter’s bike since my daughter needed to go to the ER. The phone# was lost during the chaos of my daughter being hit. The only information we have on this girl is she goes to Seattle University and she told my daughter she was running late for class.
I would like to request your assistance to see if you could put this on the Capitol Hill blog so we can hopefully locate this girl. We are looking for any witness or hopefully the girl will come forward.
My daughter was seriously hurt and we need to get this situation resolved.
Jennifer says her daughter suffered a broken shoulder and required stitches for a head injury. Details on the car and driver are scant — the car was described only as a “newer sedan.”
If you have more information, call the East Precinct non-emergency number at (206) 684-4318 and refer to incident #13-61119.