A man was left seriously injured late last night after being struck twice by a hit and run driver in North Seattle.
On February 24th at approximately 11:36 p.m. officers responded to a 911 call of a hit and run injury collision near the intersection of Fremont Avenue North and North 105th Street. Preliminary investigation indicates that an unknown male suspect was driving a 2000 Ford Mustang convertible. The victim, a man in his 40’s, was standing with a male friend at the bus stop just east of the intersection on the south side of North 105th Street.
Just prior to the collision the suspect was traveling eastbound on North 105th Street and for reasons yet to be determined, the suspect drove up onto the curb and struck the victim. The suspect continued on striking two parked cars. The suspect then backed up and struck the victim a second time. At that point the suspect’s vehicle got stuck on the curb. The suspect exited the vehicle and tried to run away.
The victim’s friend, who successfully avoided being struck by the suspect, attempted to physically detain the suspect however, the suspect was able to break free and took off running northbound on Fremont Avenue North. Officers conducted an area search for the suspect however, he remains at large.
The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 5’4″ tall, last seen wearing a black jacket and tan pants.
Fire department medics responded to the scene and transported the victim to Harborview Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.
Traffic Collision Investigation Squad detectives responded to the scene and continue to actively investigate.
Anyone with information about this incident or who may know the identity or whereabouts of the suspect is asked to call 911 or Seattle Police and refer to this incident. Anonymous tips are welcome.