• Man run over, left lying in street after Seattle hit-and-run


    SEATTLE -  Police are looking for the driver that struck a man in the Rainier Valley and then left him lying unconscious in the street.

     Police said that on Wednesday shortly before 4 p.m., a witness heard a thump and saw a man lying in the southbound curb lane in the 3100 block of Rainier Avenue South.

     Officers arrived to find the man unresponsive.  He was transported to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

     Investigators said it appeared the man, who uses a cane, may have been trying to cross the busy six-lane road when he was hit by a vehicle.

     Officers said they scoured the neighborhood looking for any witnesses and possible business cameras but have no description of the vehicle.

     Anyone with information about the hit-and-run is asked to call the Seattle police traffic collision unit at 206-684-8923. Anonymous tips are welcome.

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