Man arrested in hit-and-run of bicyclist in Pioneer Square

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SEATTLE -  

 Police arrested the driver of a car who struck and injured a bicyclist in Pioneer Square early Monday.

 

Officers said the driver may have been drunk.

 

Seattle police said shortly after 2 a.m., a bicyclist was heading westbound on James Street approaching Second Avenue.  At the same time, a Toyota was traveling southbound on Second Avenue.  The bicycle and the car crashed in the intersection and the Toyota did not stop, police said.

 

Witnesses were able to provide officers with a description of the car and its license plate number.

 

Officers went to the registered owner’s address in the 2200 Block of South Main Street, where they saw three men getting out of the Toyota.

 

Officers said they saw damage to the front of the car and its windshield was smashed.

 

Police said they determined which man had been driving and that he may have been under the influence at the time of the crash.

 

 A DUI officer was called to the home and the 27-year-old suspect was evaluated.

 

The driver was arrested and later booked into the King County Jail.

 

The cyclist was treated at Second Avenue and James Street by Seattle Fire Department medics and transported to Harborview Medical Center. 

 

It is believed that he sustained a severe laceration to his head and possibly some broken bones, police said.

 

  Detectives from the Traffic Collision Investigation Squad are continuing the investigation.