Pedestrian severely hurt after being struck by hit-and-run driver near Sam Smith Park
Posted on Sunday, November 29th, 2020 at 11:51 am
SEATTLE, WA – A pedestrian was severely hurt following an accident near the Jimi Hendrix and Sam Smith Parks in southeast Seattle yesterday, according to a tweet by the Seattle Police Department.
Detectives investigating a hit and run collision involving a pedestrian who was seriously injured. Roads in the area may be shut down. Seek alternate routes. https://t.co/6xHr8CREdZ
— Seattle Police Dept. (@SeattlePD) November 29, 2020
The accident occurred at about 7:50 p.m. near Sam Smith Park, located near the intersection of S Massachusetts Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Way, when a pedestrian was struck by a driver who then fled the scene.
The victim, who has yet to be publicly identified, sustained severe injuries in the crash.
Authorities have not yet provided a description of the driver or their vehicle.
Multiple lanes of roadway in the area were closed for the investigation of the accident.
Detectives are investigating the collision at this time.
This is one in a series of reports provided by Caffee Law as a service to inform our Seattle neighbors about traffic news and accidents in the area. Many of these accidents are preventable, and we hope that by reporting on such events, we will reduce the frequency of similar incidents. However, if you or someone you know has been injured in a similar situation, contact the Seattle pedestrian accident injury attorneys of Jeffrey R. Caffee today for a consultation. You may be able to receive compensation for lost wages, medical bills, and other expenses.