1-year-old, mother hurt in Denny Way hit-and-run



SEATTLE - Seattle police are investigating a hit-and-run after a woman and a 1-year-old were hurt Thursday night. 

According to police, officers were conducting an operation in the 400 block of Battery Street when a suspected drug dealer escaped an arrest. 

The suspect fled on foot, got in a BMW and drove away. 

Police said the suspect drove the vehicle erratically, ran a red light and stop sign, and clipped a parked car near the intersection of Sixth Avenue and Denny Way at about 9 p.m.

Witnesses say the suspect’s car was going over 40 mph when it ran a red light and crashed into an SUV. 

Officials with the Seattle Fire Department told KIRO 7 the woman was pushing a 1-year-old in a stroller when they were struck by the BMW.

The vehicle then slammed into two parked cars.

Police said the suspect got out of the vehicle and fled the scene on foot.

Katie Conover watched it all. Most of all, she worried about the baby. "The baby’s forehead was gushing blood. Poor little thing,"  said Conover. 

The 1-year-old and mother were taken to Harborview Medical Center to be treated for their non-life-threatening injuries. Medics said the 1-year-old is in stable condition. 

Traffic collision investigators responded to the scene.

Police said witnesses described the suspect as a tall Hispanic man in his 20s wearing a white shirt and jeans. He may be armed with a handgun.

Detectives are searching for the wanted drug dealer.

Anyone with information about the hit-and-run is urged to call police.