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Police Search for New Year’s Hit-And-Run

A 24-year-old woman was struck by a car early Saturday in South Seattle, according to news reports.

The woman was crossing the South Holgate Street and Airport Way South in a crosswalk when she was struck by a car around 1:45 a.m. The woman was injured and taken to Harborview Medical Center. The driver who hit her, however, drove off.

Police are now looking for the vehicle involved in the hit-and-run. According to news reports, Seattle police said the suspect vehicle may be a white or light-colored Honda or Toyota coupe. The vehicle should have obvious front-end damage.

The Seattle hit-and-run victim is recovering from her injuries, according to news reports. Her condition is unknown.

As a Seattle car accident attorney, I’m glad to hear the woman was not killed by this hit-and-run incident. I hope she experiences a speedy recovery. I urge anyone with information on the suspect car or the accident to call Detective Bacon at 206-684-8932.

Although alcohol isn’t a known factor in this pedestrian accident, Saturday morning marked the beginning of the New Year and police said they suspected many drunk drivers to be on the road following New Year’s celebrations.