Driver sought in Olympia hit-and-run pedestrian accident

The News Tribune of Tacoma reports that Olympia police are seeking the driver of an SUV that struck a 21-year-old female pedestrian as she crossed East Bay Drive Northeast near Fourth Avenue around 12:18am on Sunday morning.

The injured pedestrian was taken to the hospital with head lacerations.

Witnesses described the vehicle that hit the woman as an light metallic blue SUV.

Olympia police sergeant Dan Wojtech described the intersection where the woman was hit as “really hazardous for drivers and pedestrians because they sometimes don’t see each other very well.”

Washington State vehicle code RCW 46.52.020 is a statute that prescribes that a motorist involved in an accident in which a person is injured or killed must remain at the scene of the accident and provide vital information to law enforcement. In addition, the driver must provide reasonable assistance of caring for and insuring the injured person receives medical treatment. Failure to do so can result in a felony.

This information is provided by Seattle Car Accident Lawyer blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured in pedestrian accidents and the family of those killed. With our help, you may recover compensation for your damages.

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