Hit-and-run driver strikes teen in Seattle's Rainier Valley

Hit-and-run driver strikes teen in Seattle's Rainier Valley

Credit: Seattle Police Department

Hit-and-run driver strikes teen in Seattle's Rainier Valley

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on October 2, 2012 at 3:51 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 2 at 4:12 PM

An 18-year-old old boy suffered serious injuries after a truck struck him as he was crossing Rainier Avenue South in Seattle's Rainier Valley Tuesday morning.

The accident happened around 7:16 a.m. at Rainier Avenue South at South Elmgrove Street.

Police said one vehicle travelling northbound stopped to allow the teen to cross the road, but a truck in the outside lane did not stop and struck the teen. The truck fled the scene without stopping to help or identifying him or herself.

The 18-year-old male was transported to Harborview Medical Center, where he was being treated for a serious head injury.

Police are asking the public's help in identifying the hit-and-run vehicle, described as a white, older Chevy pickup truck. A surveillance camera near the scene captured the suspect's white pickup truck, and witnesses at the scene were able to give a description of the driver, believed to be a white or Hispanic man, about 35-45 years old, who is either bald or has very short hair.

Anyone with information about this vehicle and or driver is asked to call 911.

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