Driver flees after hitting skateboarder in South Seattle


SEATTLE - Police said a driver struck a skateboarder in South Seattle Wednesday and then fled the scene.

Seattle police said the driver of a silver Toyota Camry struck a 22-year-old man skateboarding in the Industrial District about 2:20 a.m. Sunday.

The victim was hit when he tried to cross Airport Way South near South Alaska Street.

The Toyota's driver’s side headlight and bumper were damaged, and the driver's side-view mirror was broken off in the collision.

The car, believed to be a 2011 Toyota Camry LE or SE, never stopped and was last seen heading southbound on Airport Way South.

The skateboarder is in serious condition at Harborview Medical Center.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the driver or vehicle is asked to call Detective Tom Bacon at 206-684-8932.

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