Suspect being sought in hit & run collision to pedestrian

A suspect is wanted for running down a pedestrian in downtown this morning.  At approximately 8:45 a.m., a Motorcycle Officer was conducting a traffic stop on a gold-colored Chrysler in the 1200 block of 3rd Avenue.  The sedan was stopped for violating the 3rd Avenue peak hour restrictions.  The traffic stop was conducted in northbound lane 2 of 3rd Avenue, immediately south of University Street. 

On contact, the driver of the sedan, described as a Black male, approximately 20-years of age, 6-00, with a short afro hair style, failed to produce a valid driver’s license (or other picture identification), a valid vehicle registration, or proof of vehicle insurance.  The driver of sedan indicated he didn’t have any of these documents. 

Before further action could be taken, the vehicle abruptly pulled northbound into the intersection and made a turn onto University Street from the wrong lane, against a circular red traffic signal.  The vehicle struck a pedestrian crossing 3rd Avenue eastbound along the intersection’s southern marked crosswalk during this turning movement.  The pedestrian suffered a broken right leg as a result of this collision.  The pedestrian was treated at the scene by SFD and transported to HMC.

 A KCSO Deputy pursued the Chrysler for several blocks through downtown Seattle in a marked KCSO vehicle before losing sight of it.  The Chrysler was located unoccupied in the alley between 1st and 2nd Avenues, immediately south of Virginia Street.  The suspect driver was last seen running eastbound from the 100-block of Stewart Street. Traffic Collision Investigators responded and processed the scene.

Anyone with information about this suspect and or collision is asked to call 911.

The investigation continues.