Crime Law

Woman hit by car, then run over by SUV in South Seattle

Seattle police vehicle, file photo

SEATTLE — Seattle police said a woman who was trying to cross a busy street in South Seattle was first hit by a car, then run over by an SUV whose driver fled the scene.

On Sunday around 10:40 p.m., a woman had just gotten off a light rail train at Martin Luther King Jr. Way and South Edmunds Street.

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As she tried to cross northbound MLK Jr. Way in a marked crosswalk, the driver of a Toyota Prius heading north hit the woman, officers said. The Prius driver told officers the light was green.

As the victim was lying in the street, she was run over by a Cadillac Escalade. The driver of the Escalade fled the scene before police arrived.

The driver of the Prius, who stopped and checked on the victim, showed no signs of impairment, according to officers. He also provided a preliminary breath test that registered as 0.00.

The victim was taken to Harborview Medical Center and immediately went into surgery.

Her condition is not known.

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