A hit-and-run driver has been identified by Seattle police. The man driving a stolen pickup on May 30 hit a 9-year-old girl that was walking on a sidewalk.
The 28-year-old driver, identified as Daniel Newell, is believed to be the man who jumped the curb on Dexter Avenue near Denny Way and hit the girl who was walking with her mother.
Police were chasing the vehicle just minutes earlier, but called off the chase before the man hit the young girl. The girl suffered from two broken legs but it recovering from her injuries.
He is approximately 5 foot 9 inches, with brown hair and green eyes. It is unknown of his whereabouts.
Newell has been charged for various crimes in the past including eluding, vehicular assault, possession of stolen vehicle and felony hit-and-run driving.
A warrant has been issued for his arrest.
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