Runners 'Run to Reflect' for hit-and-run victim

Runners 'Run to Reflect' for hit-and-run victim

Credit: KING

Runners participated in an event to support a female runner hurt in a hit-and-run.

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on June 15, 2013 at 11:25 AM

Dozens of people took part in a 5-K run and walk Saturday morning around Alki to support a woman who was hit by a vehicle in a hit-and-run last week.
  
Two women that found the 54-year-old runner lying in the road last week organized the "Run to Reflect" event. They also collected donations of reflective gear and caution cones.

“We’re hoping to create hope and awareness of safety and the need to slow down and pay attention to pedestrians and people on the road that are just out trying to enjoy their life,” said Julie Ambrose.

“I think we want to do this run to show (the victim) that her community in West Seattle – not just runners – but her community is rooting for her, is behind her,” said Athena Frederick. “I mean just because someone is careless and left her there that’s not the whole of our community."

A family member of the jogger hit last week in West Seattle told KING 5 News that the woman is slowly improving slowly. She has been able to open her eyes and has recognized family members.
  
Police are asking anyone that knows anything about the hit-and-run incident to step forward.
 

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