Black Diamond bicyclist seriously injured in hit-and-run accident

Police are searching for a hit-and-run driver who seriously injured a bicyclist and then left her at the side of the road in Black Diamond.

Seattle’s KOMO News reports that Barbara Jimenez, 65, was riding along SE 288th Street in Black Diamond when she was hit. She suffered about five fractures and a concussion as well as scrapes and bruises. Luckily, she was wearing a bicycle helmet at the time of the accident.

Police say they found a vehicle part belonging to a silver Kia Forte that was manufactured between 2010 and 2012.

Washington vehicle code RCW 46.52.020 “Leaving the scene of an accident / hit and run” states that a driver who is involved in a motor vehicle accident in which a person is injured or killed must remain at the accident scene and provide reasonable assistance to the injured person until the injured receives medical treatment. Failure to do so can result in a class B or class C felony resulting in a hefty fine and/or a prison sentence.

In addition, if the hit-and-run driver can be located, the victim can file a case in civil court for damages.

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 motor vehicle accidents and the family of those killed.

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