A witness of the crash wrote down information about the vehicle that sped off and notified the authorities. Officials used that information to track down the Seattle woman and her Mercury Grand Marquis. She was booked into the King County Jail for felony hit-and-run and vehicular assault. Read the rest »
A 7-year-old girl has been critically injured in a Seattle car accident involving an SUV that drove away from the crash site. According to a King 5 news report, the hit-and-run accident occurred near the intersection of Martin Luther King Way and Genesee Street in Seattle. Officials say the girl was walking home from Kimball Elementary School after a tutoring class with her older sisters when a red or maroon Chevy Tahoe ran her over and drove away. Witnesses say the girls had the right-of-way. The young victim improved from critical to serious condition overnight. Authorities are looking for help in tracking down the driver responsible for the crash.
Leaving the scene of an accident is illegal under Washington law. Under Washington Statute 46.52.020: “A driver of any vehicle involved in an accident resulting in the injury to or death of any person or involving striking the body of a deceased person shall immediately stop such vehicle at the scene of such accident or as close thereto as possible but shall then forthwith return to, and in every event remain at, the scene of such accident.” Read the rest »
The family of a Seattle woman is asking for the public’s help to find the driver who struck her and then left the scene. According to a KOMO News report, the woman suffered multiple broken bones in the violent crash. Officials said the woman and her husband were walking home from the grocery store in Seattle’s Ravenna neighborhood at the intersection of northeast 55th street near 28th avenue northeast.
They crossed the street outside a crosswalk and were struck by a car. The impact from the collision threw the woman onto the hood of the car. The driver drove with the woman on his car’s hood for 40 feet and then took off. She has suffered two broken legs, a broken pelvis, and brain injuries. The vehicle that hit the woman has been described as a tan or beige sedan. Anyone with information is asked to contact Seattle police. Read the rest »
Leaving the scene of an injury car accident is a crime under Washington State Law. According to RCW 46.52.020, “A driver of any vehicle involved in an accident resulting in the injury to or death of any person or involving striking the body of a deceased person shall immediately stop such vehicle at the scene of such accident or as close thereto as possible but shall then forthwith return to, and in every event remain at, the scene of such accident.” Read the rest »
A 38-year-old man from Mountlake Terrace has been arrested after leaving the scene of an accident and causing a Honda to catch fire in a separate crash. According to a King 5 news report, the accidents occurred on Interstate 5 in the Northgate area as well as near Denny Way.
Officials say the driver had a suspended license when he struck a Toyota and possibly a Ford Ranger before being involved in a fiery collision with a Honda Accord. The driver of the Honda escaped injury, but the suspect sustained minor injuries. He was arrested on suspicion of hit-and-run and driving under the influence of alcohol. Read the rest »
A 34-year-old man was killed in a recent Seattle car accident involving a hit-and-run driver. According to The News Tribune, the fatal hit-and-run accident occurred near 12th Avenue and South Dearborn Street. Officials believe the man was struck and dragged by the motor vehicle before being left in the street. Investigators are trying to determine who was responsible for the crash.
The family of someone killed in a Seattle pedestrian accident can file a wrongful death claim against the at-fault driver to receive compensation for their tragic losses. A successful claim can result in compensation for medical and funeral expenses, lost future income and a number of other damages. This is not possible, however, when the at-fault driver flees the scene of the crash. Read the rest »