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Detectives Need Your Help in Finding Hit and Run Driver

Traffic Collision Investigation Squad (TCIS) detectives need the public’s assistance in locating the driver involved in a felony hit and run that occurred yesterday afternoon in the International District.

On Wednesday, at about 1:40 pm, a 72-year-old woman was walking northbound on 10th Avenue South at South King Street.  At the same time, a Ford Explorer was travelling south on 10th Avenue South approaching South King Street.  The Explorer made a left turn onto S. King Street and struck the pedestrian.  The Ford continued driving and made no attempt to stop or render aid to the victim.

Seattle Fire and police responded to the collision scene.  The victim was transported to Harborview Medical Center with significant, but non-life threatening injuries.  TCIS detectives responded and began their investigation.

The suspect vehicle was described as a newer, possibly green Ford Explorer SUV driven by a black female in her 30’s-40’s.  Officers did an extensive area check for the vehicle but were unable to locate it at the time.  The vehicle should have front end damage to it.  Anyone with information on this collision or the identity of the driver is urged to contact the Seattle Police Department’s Traffic Collision Investigation Squad at (206) 684-8923.