Seattle police are looking for a hit-and-run driver who was involved in an accident in the University District area last Tuesday. A Seattle Police Department Parking Enforcement Officer (PEO) was injured in a hit-and-run pedestrian accident after a man driving an SUV struck her on Tuesday in the University District.
Police say the accident occurred just after 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday near the 4300 block of University Way Northeast. The officer was on-duty and walking down the street when the driver of a white Ford SUV clipped her with one of the vehicle’s side mirrors.
Police say that after the woman was struck by the vehicle, the SUV took off before any witnesses or bystanders could record a license plate number or any other identifying information. Officers are still looking for the driver, who should have a damaged passenger side mirror.
Assuming they are caught eventually, the driver(s) will be facing even more legal trouble than they originally would have for causing the pedestrian accident. Leaving the scene of an accident is a felony and can carry punishments of up to 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine, or both.