A man biking was struck at the east end of the lower West Seattle Bridge Thursday night.
The person driving fled the scene.
Police are seeking more information to help catch the suspect and learn what happened. And obviously, the person who was driving should do the right thing and turn themselves in.
Police are searching for a motorist who struck a cyclist on Harbor Island on Thursday night and sped away.
Witnesses found the bloodied and seriously injured cyclist lying in the street at 11 Ave. S.W. and S.W. Spokane St around 8:20 PM and called 911.
Seattle Fire Department Medics responded and transported the victim to Harborview Medical Center with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
Traffic Collision Investigation detectives also responded to the scene and are investigating the case. Detectives believe the victim was struck while riding westbound along Spokane Street.
Detectives are asking anyone with information to please call them at (206) 684-8923 or 911.
A rash of awful traffic collisions
Maybe it has something to do with the Memorial Day weekend or a rainy day after a long spell of nice weather, but there have been an outrageous number of serious traffic collisions in Seattle and around Washington State in the past day. Here’s just a sample:
- Serious two-car collision just south of the Junction in West Seattle
- Two people on foot hit and seriously injured in South Park
- Man in his 40s seriously injured while crossing dangerous Capitol Hill intersection
- Wrong-way driver killed in crash new Port Orchard
- 3 dead, 2 injured in horrific head-on crash on Hwy 20
Everyone needs to chill out and slow down. But even more importantly, we need to stop accepting this level of death and injury. Without taking serious action and making bold investments in safety, there is no reason why days like this will stop happening.
UPDATE 2:40 pm: Today’s terrible day of traffic violence keeps getting worse. A mother pushing a stroller was struck on a neighborhood street in north Seattle. The person responsible fled the scene. Details from SPD:
Seattle police are searching for the driver of a dark-colored sedan, who fled the scene after striking a woman pushing a stroller Friday afternoon in the Olympic Hills neighborhood in North Seattle.
Around 1:20 PM, the 32-year-old woman and young child, who was in the stroller, were walking in the 140th Avenue NE and NE 19th Street when the driver of a sedan struck the woman and then sped away.
Witnesses provided different descriptions of the suspect’s vehicle—either a maroon Acura or a dark brown Mercedes—but all said it had a cracked windshield. Witnesses also described the driver as an Asian male with spiked black hair.
The woman sustained a lower leg injury in the incident. The child in the stroller was not injured.
Traffic Collision investigators responded to the scene and are handling the case.