An attempted pedestrian hit-and-run collision near Belltown Tuesday afternoon caused two people to be transported to a nearby hospital, Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore said.
Moore reported that at just before 3 p.m. Tuesday, a man was driving a van on Second Avenue in Seattle when he struck a pedestrian mailman. The collision caused the mailman’s legs to be trapped between the van and another vehicle, injuring him.
The driver reportedly attempted to flee the scene of the accident, but witnesses were able to use their vehicles to block the driver from getting away. A 17-year-old female witness was allegedly injured after the driver struck her with his vehicle while trying to leave the scene. Police believe the driver may have been under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
The mailman and 17-year-old girl were both taken to Harborview Medical Center to be treated for injuries sustained in the incident. The mailman may have suffered broken bones but is reportedly in stable condition.
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