Seattle police search for hit and run driver that ran over man twiceon February 25, 2013 @ 2:46 pm (Updated: 3:10 pm - 2/25/13 )
Seattle police say a driver hit a man who was waiting at a bus stop twice before taking off from the scene.
"For whatever reason [the driver] drove up onto the curb and struck the victim who was a 40-year-old man," Seattle Police Detective Mark Jamieson. "The suspect then continued on and his vehicle struck two parked cars [...] The suspect then backed up and struck the victim a second time."
At that time, the suspect's vehicle reportedly got stuck on the curb and the suspect got out and tried to run away. Jamieson says the victim's friend tried to stop him.
"The victim's friend tried to physically detain the suspect, however the suspect was able to break free and took off running," says Jamieson.
Police say the victim was taken to Harborview Medical Center with serious injuries but is expected to survive.
Authorities are still searching for the driver involved in the accident that happened at Fremont Ave N. and N. 105th St around 11:30 Sunday night. The driver is described as Hispanic male around 5'4." He was last seen wearing a black jacket and tan pants.
Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or the Seattle Police Department.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Closer to Harvest
Seattle marijuana farmers are getting closer to harvesting their first crop for retail sales
End Isn't Near
Officials have another trick up their sleeves to help save King County's bus service
Richard Sherman recognized along with Beyonce, Jeff Bezos and the Pope
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.