Woman struck by hit-and-run driver in downtown Seattle

Woman struck by hit-and-run driver in downtown Seattle
Officers respond to the scene of the hit-and-run accident.
SEATTLE - A woman is hospitalized with serious injuries after she was struck by a hit-and-run driver Friday night in downtown Seattle, police said.

Officers and medics responded to the scene, at the intersection of Virginia Street and 2nd Avenue, at about 11:30 p.m. after receiving a report of a car hitting a pedestrian.

A 60-year-old woman was found at the scene with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. She was taken to Harborview Medical Center to be treated for multiple broken bones, said Patrick Michaud of the Seattle police.

Witnesses told police that the woman was crossing Virginia Street in the crosswalk when she was struck by a tan Honda Accord heading east on Virginia.

The car stopped for a second, then continued eastbound without stopping to provide information or render aid to the pedestrian, Michaud said.

However, some witnesses at the scene took down the license plate number of the car and gave it to police.

Officers searched the surrounding area then went to the registered owner's address. Officers found the Accord parked and unoccupied a short distance from the residence. They impounded the car for traffic collision investigators.

Detectives are asking anyone who may have witnessed the collision to call 911 and speak with an officer.