Police: Driver rams pedestrian for telling her to hang up and drive

SEATTLE -- Drivers talking on cellphones can be dangerous when they aren't fully concentrating on the road. However, such drivers can also be dangerous when they are completely focused.

To wit, a female driver talking on a cellphone intentionally rammed a pedestrian after he signaled for her to hang up and drive Monday afternoon in the International District, according to the Seattle Police Department.

According to the police report for the incident, the victim was crossing Fifth Avenue South and South King Street in the crosswalk around 12:50 p.m. when he indicated to a woman driving a silver Honda Civic that she should hang up her phone.

The suspect, who had a young child in the car with her, reacted poorly to being scolded and pulled forward, intentionally ramming the victim with her car, according to the report.

The victim told officers the suspect hit him in the knees with her car twice more while laughing and yelling that he wasn't an officer before driving off.

According to the report, the victim got the license plate number of the Civic, but it came back as canceled and led officers nowhere.