Detectives Investigating South Lake Union Hit and Run

Detectives are investigating a hit and run collision that occurred Tuesday afternoon near an encampment in South Lake Union.

Approximately ten minutes after 3:00 p.m., police responded to a motorist/pedestrian collision near an encampment at Dexter Avenue North and Mercer Street.

Seattle Fire Department Medics also responded and transported the 30-year-old male victim – a resident of the encampment – to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition.

The two subjects in the vehicle drove away from the scene and called 911 to report the incident. Both were cooperative with investigators.

SPD’s Crime Scene Investigation Unit responded to process the scene for evidence.

Because of the seriousness of the victim’s injuries, SPD’s Homicide Unit is leading the investigation.

Detectives continue to investigate this incident and anyone with information can call our tip line at (206) 233-5000.