Update: Man seriously hurt in hit-run crosswalk crash

3:06 AM: Got a text asking why police tape is up in the 14th/15th/Roxbury vicinity. We get the answer from our friends at KING 5, who say a 55-year-old man was seriously hurt when a vehicle hit him in the crosswalk there. Their photographer’s photo, shared on Twitter, shows the 16th/Roxbury intersection blocked off.

3:32 AM UPDATE: KING quotes investigators as saying the driver may have come off Delridge before the collision.

10:31 AM UPDATE: We have an update from Sgt. Larson at the King County Sheriff’s Office:

At approximately 01:43, the victim was crossing Roxbury at 16th Ave. SW. He was walking southbound, and he was in a crosswalk. A dark colored sedan was making a left turn from southbound 16th Ave. to eastbound Roxbury. The vehicle struck the victim and then continued driving without stopping. The fleeing vehicle will have a broken driver’s side mirror.

The victim, a 54 year old Seattle man, was transported by medics to Harborview Hospital with critical injuries.

The King County Sheriff’s Office Major Accident Reconstrution Detectives are investigating. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the King County Sheriff’s office at 206.296-3311.

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2 Responses to “Update: Man seriously hurt in hit-run crosswalk crash”

  1. A few weeks ago a metro hit a women. Could be that the drives do not see the people until its too late sad.

  2. What every cross walk in the White Center business district needs is those amber flashing lights installed in the asphalt at each cross walk. When people are in the cross walk, the lights flash. We had one installed after the two young children were killed at 16th and 100th during a dark rainy night several years ago, but we need more throughout the business district.

    Mark Ufkes
    White Center Chamber of Commerce