• Pedestrian injured in Bellevue hit-and-run, police arrest driver

    By: Nick McGurk


    BELLEVUE, Wash. - A developmentally disabled woman suffered broken bones and other injuries in a Bellevue hit-and-run Wednesday afternoon and police arrested a 58-year-old woman driver.

    The incident happened at Coal Creek Parkway before 4 p.m., when the victim was run over twice.

    According to police, a 24-year-old woman was struck by a white van. The driver stopped at the scene.

    While the woman was on the ground, her legs were run over by a dark-colored Porsche SUV.

    Police said the driver in the Porsche did not stop.

    "She knew she hit something, but didn't stop,” said Lt. Marcia Harnden, with Bellevue Police Department.

    Police say the suspect lived up the hill from where the hit and run happened.

    According to police, the daughter of a 58-year-old woman saw surveillance photos of the vehicle involved in the hit-and-run and contacted police.

    Officers arrested the 58-year-old woman.

    The driver of the van talked to police.

    The pedestrian was taken to Harborview Medical Center to be treated for life-threatening injuries, but as of Wednesday night police said the victim was conscious and would recover.

    The northbound lanes of Coal Creek Parkway were closed but reopened after 7 p.m.

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