Hit & Run to Parking Enforcement Officer

On March 20th at 7:03 p.m. a male Parking Enforcement Officer (PEO) was contacting a driver parked in a commercial load zone in the 100 block of Pine Street.  The PEO was on foot near the back of the suspect vehicle when the driver (suspect) suddenly backed up and ran into the PEO (the PEO was struck on the left leg).  The suspect then fled the scene northbound through Post Alley and remains at large.

SFD medics responded to the scene to treat and evaluate the PEO.  The PEO was then transported to Harborview Medical Center by a supervisor for follow up treatment for his non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspect vehicle is described as a green 4-door Jeep Cherokee, possibly with California plates.  There is no suspect description available at this time.

Anyone with information about this incident or who may know the identity or whereabouts of the suspect or suspect vehicle is asked to call 911 or Seattle Police immediately and refer to this incident.  Anonymous tips are welcome. 

This remains an active and on-going investigation.