UPDATE 9/21: Seattle Police say there is not yet evidence that this was a hit and run, as KOMO reported. Traffic collision investigators are still working the case and do not have more details at this time.
UPDATE 2: Rollin “RC” Rogers passed away from his injuries. Our condolences to his friends and family. See our updated post here.
A person driving struck and seriously injured a 55-year-old man Saturday evening, then fled the scene.
The hit and run happened on NE 98th Street near 27th Ave NE shortly before 7 p.m., according to Seattle Fire Department logs.
KOMO TV reports that it seems no neighbors saw the collision, and police are still trying to put together a description of the suspect and vehicle.
We send our best wishes to the man injured.
The person responsible must do the right thing and turn themselves in.
The 55-year-old victim suffered injuries to his head and arm, Seattle police said. The driver that hit him was no where to be found by the time firefighters and medics arrived, neighbors said.
“It’s horrifying,” a neighbor said. “To do that and to leave… I can’t imagine somebody that could do that.”
With no sign of the person responsible, police are trying to develop a description of the vehicle they were driving. It appears no one in the neighborhood actually saw the cyclist get hit.