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Woman Jogger Sustains Life-Threatening Injuries in Hit & Run Collision

Detectives are actively investigating a hit and run collision that sent a woman jogger to the hospital with life-threatening injuries this morning in West Seattle.  

At approximately 7:04 a.m. a passerby called 911 to report a female down (apparently unconscious) on the side of the road in the 2300 block of Fairmount Avenue SW.  There were no vehicles or persons observed around the scene.  Officers and fire department personnel responded to investigate further.  

Investigators believe that the female jogger was running when she was apparently struck by a vehicle.  The operator of that vehicle failed to stop and render aid, call police or provide information and left the scene in an unknown direction.   

Medics treated the 54-year-old female pedestrian at the scene and subsequently transported her to Harborview Medical Center with 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, or if you saw any vehicle in that area between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. please call Detective Korner at (206) 684-8927.  

Anonymous tips are welcome.